We love having healthy forested parks in our community for all people to explore and enjoy. However, to some folks, these spaces can feel unsafe; if vegetation is growing densely it can reduce lines of sight and make the forest feel dark and uninviting. At this free community workshop, we will cover ways that we can meet our goals of urban native forest management, while also nurturing natural areas that feel safer and reduce crime opportunities. Attendees will practice some of the pruning and planting principles we cover.
What to bring: Come dressed to work outside (rain or shine) with sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle or coffee cup. We will provide tools, instruction, and work gloves.
Youth volunteers: If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The Green Everett Partnership youth release waiver can be found here.
The Green Everett Partnership Vision: Healthy forested parklands supported by an aware and engaged community in which individuals, neighborhoods, nonprofits, businesses, and city government are all working together to protect and maintain their valuable public resources.
Learn More: www.greeneverett.org