Tech investors, housing developers, others help Forterra close $10.25M first round of innovative Strong Communities Fund
First projects: community and affordable homeownership development in Seattle + refugee housing and international market in Tukwila
SEATTLE — Forterra, a nonprofit whose mission is securing places that are keystones of a sustainable future in the Pacific…
Forterra has secured the acquisition of over 1,500 more acres of the cherished Port Gamble Forest from Pope Resources—thanks to over 1,200 community donations and grants totaling $4.0M—bringing the total Kitsap Forest and Bay Project’s conserved area to 4,000 acres.
PORT GAMBLE, December 22, 2017 – On Friday afternoon, Forterra closed a transaction to secure more than 1,500 acres of…
King County and City of Bothell agree to purchase historic 89-acre Wayne Golf Course from Forterra to permanently protect the greenspace and create a giant new park
BOTHELL, December 12, 2017 – The Bothell City Council voted tonight to complete its acquisition of the former Wayne Golf…
Forterra meets fundraising goal of $275K by October 30 to save the Lake Serene Trail from imminent logging and ensure permanent public access for over 45,000 annual users
Thanks to public support, Forterra can move forward towards purchasing the 190-acre inholding to preserve the trees along the trail and ensure permanent access to its breathtaking views, waterfalls and reflective alpine lake. The popular trail crosses privately-owned land that was slated to be logged this year.
SEATTLE, WA — Forterra met its fundraising goal of $275,000 by October 30 to save the beloved Lake Serene Trail…
Forterra launches campaign to save the Lake Serene Trail from imminent logging and preserve public access for over 45,000 annual users — must raise $275,000 by Oct. 30th
The popular trail crosses privately-owned land that is slated to be logged this year. Public support is needed to preserve the trees along the trail and ensure permanent access to its breathtaking views, waterfalls and reflective alpine lake.
SEATTLE, WA — Forterra has launched a campaign to raise $275,000 by October 30 to save the beloved Lake Serene…
Port offers environmental grants to airport communities | Organizations encouraged to submit applications for ecology projects
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 20, 2017 Contact: Brian DeRoy Media Officer, Port of Seattle email@example.com 206.787.6801 SEATTLE —…
Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz celebrates installation of new classrooms built from innovative Cross Laminated Timber in Seattle
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 30, 2017 Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz celebrates installation of new classrooms built from…
Africatown, Forterra & Lake Union Partners Reach Historic Partnership for Redevelopment of 23rd & Union Block in the Central District
Partnership Ensures Africatown Community Land Trust Will Have Ownership Stake at Midtown and Participate in Redevelopment of Affordable Housing & Retail.
Nearly 50% of Entire Project Will Be Affordable Housing.
Media Contact: Michael Beneke | firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-204-8059 Seattle, Wash., – May 23, 2017 – Africatown Community Land Trust (Africatown),…
Governor Jay Inslee celebrates four new classrooms built from innovative Cross Laminated Timber at ribbon cutting ceremony
The classrooms are part of a statewide pilot project to address classroom sizes while also pioneering the use of an innovative timber product, Cross Laminated Timber (CLT), with the opportunity to generate benefits for the environment and for rural communities.
Contact: Leda Chahim Government Affairs Director Forterra 206-905-6922 (office); 206-227-1433 (cell) | email@example.com Stephanie Holmberg MVSD Capital Projects Assistant 360-428-6184…
Timber sourced from the Olympic Peninsula used in CLT panels to build four new modular classrooms that will be ready for students at start of the 2017-18 school year
Contact: Leda Chahim Government Affairs Director Forterra 206-905-6922 (office); 206-227-1433 (cell) | firstname.lastname@example.org SEQUIM, WA — Installation began today on…
They feel personally responsible for the environment—they recycle, compost and buy used things. But don’t call them environmentalists. And don’t get them started about climate change.
First-of-its-kind survey across King, Snohomish and Pierce counties polls nearly 1,200 young adults Contact: Michael Beneke | VP of Communications…
Forterra acquires Space Needle for undisclosed amount, adding to portfolio of keystone properties | April Fools!
Plans are in motion to demolish the landmark and construct an identical skyscraper from Cross Laminated Timber
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | April 1, 2017 (April Fools!) SEATTLE — Forterra, the Seattle-based sustainability nonprofit, has acquired the…