Restoration and Land Management

Forterra is on it. Restoring and maintaining our urban parks through our Green Cities program, stewarding our conserved lands in 12 counties and restoring riparian and floodplain habitat along the Cedar and Duwamish Rivers—all the while continuously evaluating more ways to grow our impact.

Pulling invasive species to restore the health of the land
Photo by Bill Bankson
  • Green City Partnerships

    In cities throughout the region, we engage community volunteers to restore public lands in urban areas to help restore and maintain our urban parks while building community and an ethics of stewardship throughout cities in our region.

    Green Cities

  • Forterra lands stewardship and restoration

    We care for and tend to the lands and conservation easements Forterra is responsible for in 12 counties to enhance their ecological and community value.

    Forterra lands

  • Riparian restoration

    We restore the riparian and floodplain habitat along our critical waterways, the Cedar and Duwamish Rivers.

    Riparian efforts

When I see a child having a real encounter with a tree that she’s planting, or when I hear someone at a work party saying, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever picked up a shovel,’ that’s why I get out of bed in the morning.
Dylan Mendenhall, Schmitz Park Forest Steward

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