Friends of the forest: Volunteers go to work on Green Everett Day

The Herald
by Kari Bray

More than 100 volunteers dug holes, placed plants and spread mulch Saturday morning at Forest Park for Green Everett Day.

The annual event is the largest work party organized by the Green Everett Partnership, a program started about three years ago by Everett Parks and Recreation, Seattle-based nonprofit Forterra and local volunteers.

“The goal of the partnership is to restore all 354 acres of Everett’s forested parks,” said Joanna Nelson de Flores, director of Forterra’s Green Cities Program.

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