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INITIAL INVESTMENT MADE BY THE PORT OF SEATTLE LEADS TO INCREASED TREE CANOPY NEAR SCHOOLS AND POWERFUL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Highlights: Port of Seattle investment of $450,000 allowed Highline Public Schools, Washington Department of Natural Resources and Forterra to secure an additional $300,000 for tree canopy enhancement projects.Expanded support was critical and helped create a scalable model to restore and increase tree canopy beyond public parks.Healthy green spaces strengthen neighborhoods ...
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Brighton Jones Seattle and Forterra Partner to Assist in the Restoration Efforts at Kiddie / City Park

Brighton Jones Seattle and Forterra, a Washington-based nonprofit, have teamed up to restore Kiddie/City Park in Des Moines. This partnership affords volunteers an active way to support healthy ecosystems and resilient communities in areas where they live, work, and play. Forterra’s dedicated volunteer helps to steward Kiddie/City Park year-round, while ...
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FORTERRA AND WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVE 40 ACRES OF OLD GROWTH FOREST IN THE CENTRAL CASCADES

Highlights• Conservation of old growth and late successional forests that support habitat for threatened andendangered species• The property is now included in the Mt. Si Natural Resources Conservation Area KING COUNTY, WA – Forterra, a Washington based non-profit land trust, and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) have ...
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FORTERRA-LED FOREST TO HOME INITIATIVE REVEALS FIRST ALL-CROSS LAMINATED TIMBER MODULAR PROTOTYPE IN THE UNITED STATES

EVERETT, WA- The Forterra-led Forest to Home initiative reveals the first all-Cross Laminated Timber(CLT) modular prototype in the United States in the quest to bring a more sustainable and attainablesolution to housing. CLT, a subset of Mass Timber, is a safe and durable building material broadly used in central andnorthern ...
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Tacoma City Association of Colored Women’s Clubs purchases Historic Nettie Asberry Home in partnership with Forterra NW

Highlights • A founder of the Tacoma chapter of the NAACP in 1913, the first chapter founded west of the Rockies, and the Tacoma CWC, Asberry was a community leader and music teacher in Tacoma.• She was a civil rights leader as Tacoma’s Hilltop grew into a home for the ...
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Forterra and Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group Secure Final 50 Acres Along Hood Canal’s Big Beef Creek for Restoration

Highlights • Conserves in perpetuity a key 50 acres that would otherwise fall into the hands ofdevelopers.• Adds the final piece to a 302-acre restoration project along Hood Canal.• Forterra guarantor loan from the Russell Family Foundation again proves vital and timelyto securing the property for restoration and salmon habitat ...
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