- Green Shoreline Day, a planting and restoration event, takes place on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022.
- Fall is an optimal time to plant.
- Help us create a sustainable network of urban forests! No volunteer experience is necessary.
SHORELINE, Wash. – Green Shoreline Partnership and Forterra are hosting Green Shoreline Day on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to help restore urban parks. Volunteers are needed to plant trees, remove invasive weeds and provide a helping hand to our green spaces. The event is open to people of all ages and features fun activities such as planting native trees and shrubs, removing colonizing weeds and a raffle.
Green City Days 2022 is a series of events across 13 cities throughout King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties. They will be held between Oct. 8-Nov. 19. This year during Green City Days, Green City Partnerships will host events at more than 40 different parks. The goal is to engage 1,400 volunteers and plant more than 10,000 new and healthy forest plants.
Green Shoreline Day will host 5 events at the following locations: Brugger’s Bog, Hamlin Park, North City Park, Paramount Open Space and Richmond Beach Saltwater Park.
“Fall is the optimal time of year to get outside and plant a forest. In the Pacific Northwest, our native plants and trees have the best chance of survival when planted in the fall and winter months,” said Joanna Nelson de Flores, Senior Managing Director of Green Cities at Forterra. “Green City Days are a fun way to dig-in, support your community and get to know the local parks and green spaces.”
Green City Partnerships and its Green City Days bring together local nonprofits, community members and city partners who are dedicated to the region’s forested parks, natural areas and communities. It’s a true community effort. This fall marks 17 years of outstanding service.
“Shoreline residents care deeply about their urban forests and it shows through the thousands of hours of volunteer work they have put in helping to restore and maintain our parks and open spaces,” stated Shoreline Mayor Keith Scully. “They know that a healthy urban forest is essential to a healthy environment and a healthy community. The Green Cities Partnership is a great opportunity to join a region-wide effort to save and preserve our urban forests.”
The value of this volunteer work is immeasurable – communities are working together to restore our local urban forests that clean the air, buffer noise and retain water to reduce the impacts of flooding. Forests also provide important habitat for wildlife and make outdoor recreation more accessible.
For an up-to-date list of all Green Shoreline Day locations and to register for festivities, visit GreenShoreline.org, or GreenCityDays.org. For more information contact Ash Lehto at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No experience is necessary – tools, gloves and training are provided. Activities include planting young trees and plants, removing weeds (blackberries and ivy), spreading mulch and more. If you can’t make it to a Green City Day event this year, there are other ways to help! Find more upcoming events on CEDAR. You can also donate or become a sponsor. Learn more here.
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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. Visit forterra.org.
ABOUT GREEN CITY PARTNERSHIPS
In 2004, natural areas around Seattle were infested with invasive plants, which prevented a new generation of trees from growing. Forterra and the City of Seattle recognized an opportunity to restore and maintain Seattle’s 2,500 acres of forested parkland with the help of the community. From there, a 20-year strategic plan was developed and the first Green City Partnership began. Today, there are 13 cities involved. Green City Partnerships help urban communities in the Puget Sound region effectively enhance and care for their natural open spaces and tree canopy.