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 Brighton Jones is providing extra support throughout 2022 to restore the park. The first restoration event is Tuesday, April 26.
Kiddie/City Park is home to an important wetland habitat. It contains large growth trees and native plants that are dominated by invasive species. A team of Forterra volunteers recently planted native trees in the area. Brighton Jones volunteers will assist in the ongoing restoration of the park by removing invasive species, mulching, and planting shrubs and groundcover plants.
Brighton Jones is committed to helping its clients, colleagues, and broader community live richer lives. Parks and green spaces provide direct and indirect benefits, including spurring economic activity, fostering a sense of belonging, and providing health benefits for users. By supporting Forterra’s work around equitable, green, and prosperous communities, Brighton Jones is proud to be part of the solution. This effort in Des Moines adds to Forterra’s track record of conserving more than 265,000 acres of community, habitat, and recreational land.
Prior to launching the restoration project, community members are invited to a “lunch and learn” on April 11 to learn more about Forterra and the opportunities for land stewardship.
Strategic Impact Senior Manager, Brighton Jones
Managing Director of Media Relations and Storytelling, Forterra
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Since 2000, Brighton Jones has helped more than 4,000 individuals and families align their wealth,
passions, and purpose to live a richer life every day. We are one of the fastest-growing wealth
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Forterra is an unconventional land trust that works across Washington’s communities and
landscapes, from the ranches and shrub-steppe of the Yakima basin, to the estuaries, farms and
forests of Washington’s coast, reaching more than 100 counties, cities, towns and rural
communities. Working cooperatively with people and nature, Forterra drives land stewardship,
management and planning; innovative programs and policies; farming and forestry approaches;
community ownership opportunities; and development solutions. To learn more about Forterra’s conservation efforts, visit forterra.org