Community Restoration Grant Awarded to Delridge Neighborhoods

Forterra is proud to announce that it is awarding a Community Restoration Grant to Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association in Delridge, Seattle.

Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA) aims to integrate art, nature, and neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge. DNDA plans to use the grant funding to engage 12 classes of students at Roxhill Elementary School through art and ecological restoration experiences, classroom study and field trips to EC Hughes Playground Park.  

The program involves mixed-age groups’ participation in hands-on forest restoration activities, and collaborative, nature-inspired art-making led by DNDA’s Nature and Arts teams. This project allows students to have a more consequential role in the restoration of this natural area, learn the names and characteristics of native and invasive plant species, discuss the environmental values of urban forests, and consider how to take these learnings to their campus and homes. 

The program is designed to foster a deeper emotional connection to place, and a deeper understanding of ecology. Through art, students will have the opportunity to express their thoughts in the context of their different cultures and thought processes. The art projects will also strengthen their relationship with each other and with the land around them.

Congratulations to Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association! We are so grateful for the work you do.

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