Perspectives — Blog
At Forterra, our work spans from securing wild places and farms, to land in the city for parks and affordable housing and creating innovative policy.
Read the latest about the work we’re doing and the people and places who shape it.
An eclectic mix of artists, journalists and activists celebrated people and place at Town Hall in Seattle on Nov 6, 2014. Armchair travel through the Pacific Northwest during two hours of thoughtful, edgy, funny, political, corny, scientific and emotional storytelling at this unrehearsed event.
Evergreen Carbon Capture, previously known as C3, is the only carbon mitigation program in the western Washington region. We offer a great local solution for businesses to take their ecological responsibility further. Read more about the program here.
Federal Way adopts a plan for its first neighborhood greenway to make walking and biking safer!
Tukwila gathers to discuss community needs and the city vision.
Namaste Garden, a community garden at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Tukwila, provides valuable opportunities to grow food and build community for gardeners, most of whom are recent refugees from Burma and Bhutan. Project partners Forterra, landowner St. Thomas Catholic Church, and refugee resettlement group International Rescue Committee worked together to design, fundraise, and build the garden in 2010–2011.
Forterra and Partners held workshops to promote a sustainable Snohomish County through community, agriculture and conservation.
Ocean Shores is working to make its streets safe for all users by adopting a Complete Streets ordinance.
American Forests announced recently that Seattle’s urban forests are among the top 10 in the nation! The American Forests report cites research produced by Forterra and the Green Cities Research Alliance. Read more here.
Each year, thousands of volunteers bring Forterra’s mission to life. We work together to create great communities and conserve great lands across this beautiful region. Whether it’s land stewardship or building the relationships key to successful conservation and community development, we can’t do this work without the service and commitment of so many dedicated volunteers.