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green issaquah partnership

The Green Issaquah Partnership is a collaborative effort between the City of Issaquah, Forterra, Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, community groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses and hundreds of volunteers to restore and maintain our forested parks and open spaces.
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Through this program, Green Issaquah will partner with local communities to recruit, train and support volunteer stewards to lead forest restoration projects in priority parks. Ultimately, the city aims to build a strong culture of community stewardship, leadership and partnership to support a healthy urban forest for everyone. All partners are essential for the success of the project.

building the partnership

City of Issaquah owns approximately 1,700 acres of forested open space. The Green Issaquah Partnership will build upon existing city-wide community stewardship efforts and foster long-term support for restoration and maintenance of Issaquah’s parks and natural areas. The program start-up process includes:

  • Assessment of forest health conditions of the identified 1,700 acres of parks and natural areas 
  • Community outreach and engagement to guide project prioritization and implementation
  • Developing a Green Issaquah Partnership 20-year Guide to share the forest health assessment results and establish goals and strategies for forest restoration and community engagement efforts 
  • Implementation of on the ground projects with a volunteer program to organize local community groups to plant trees, remove invasive plant species and meet restoration goals.

what are the benefits of a healthy forest?

Healthy forested parks and greenspaces have the power to strengthen neighborhoods, provide safe access to nature, offer numerous valuable environmental benefits, and play a critical role in supporting salmon and a healthy Puget Sound. Without a coordinated effort to restore and care for our forests, we are at risk of losing many benefits these forests and natural areas provide. 

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project overview

Healthy forested parks and greenspaces have the power to strengthen neighborhoods, provide safe access to nature and offer numerous valuable benefits to the environment. 

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The Green Issaquah Partnership is seeking forest stewards!

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