Funding and Resource Partners
Nature Vision is fortunate to work with many funding partners to provide free programming to schools throughout King County.
Cascade Water Alliance provides free water related programming and Blue Teams to schools in the Cities of Bellevue, Redmond, Tukwila, Kirkland, and in the service areas of the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District, and Skyway Water and Sewer District.
City of Auburn provides free water education programs to schools in its service area.
City of Bothell provides free water related programming and Blue Teams to schools in its service area.
City of Maple Valley provides free watershed education programs to students in its service area.
City of Lynnwood provides free watershed education programs to students in its service area.
City of Redmond: Nature Vision works in direct partnership with the City of Redmond to manage the Farm and Nature Preschool at Farrel-McWhirter Park. We also teach summer days camps annually at Farrel-McWhirter. In addition, the City of Redmond provides free water related programming to schools in Redmond as part of the Cascade Water Alliance.
Covington Water District provides free water related programming to schools in its service area.
Discuren Charitable Foundation: Nature Vision thanks the Discuren Charitable Foundation for their long time support of programming, Blue Teams, and bus transportation scholarships for low income schools.
Forterra provides stewardship opportunities for our Blue Teams.
King County Department of Natural Resources & Parks: Nature Vision was originally the King County Nature Connections Program. In 2002 when budget cuts eliminated the program, King County generously donated the collection of programs and materials to allow Nature Vision to continue serving students as a non-profit organization.
King County Brightwater Center: Nature Vision operates from the Brightwater Center, thanks to a partnership with King County and Friends of the Hidden River. All Nature Vision programming is off site, for information on Brightwater programs please visit King County's site.
King County Flood Control District funding provides free Blue Teams to schools in the Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts.
The King County Noxious Weed Control Board sponsors Right Plant, Right Place programs in King County taught by Nature Vision.
King County WaterWorks funding provides free Blue Teams to schools in the Green-Duwamish watershed.
Northshore Utility District provides free water related programming and Blue Teams to schools in its service area.
Nature Vision is part of Puget Sound Starts Here, a partnership of cities, counties, state and federal agencies, nonprofit groups, and local organizations dedicated to improving water quality and aquatic habitat in the Puget Sound region.
Redmond Organization for Shared Environments (ROSE): Nature Vision transitioned to run salmon field programs in place of the ROSE docent-led programs at the Keep it Simple Site.
The Saving Water Partnership (SWP), a collaboration of 19 local water utilities who provide water conservation programs in Seattle and King County, sponsors K-12 programs delivered by Nature Vision.
Nature Vision partners with Stewardship Partners to bring youth stewardship teams and field trips to their restoration and rain garden sites.
Union Hill Water Association provides free water related programming to schools in its service area.
Woodinville Water District provides free water related programming and Blue Teams to schools in its service area.