Join Us for Snohomish County Healthy Forest Day

Give back to your community and help restore our parks through a morning of volunteering

Highlights

• October 23, 9 a.m. to noon
Lord Hill Regional Park
• Anyone can join- no experience necessary! We will train you when you arrive.
• We provide all tools—from shovels and loppers to gloves.
• Activities can include planting young trees and plants to removing invasive and noxious weeds.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA — Forterra and its Green City Partnerships announce Snohomish County Healthy Forest Day 2021, when community volunteers come out to local parks to work alongside other volunteers and our Forest Stewards. Working together, volunteers help restore green spaces to their natural state and make the area more resilient to climate change.

Green City Partnerships began sixteen years ago in 2004, when Forterra and the City of Seattle responded to a critical need to sustain and improve the health of forested parks and urban greenspaces in Seattle’s neighborhoods.

More than a decade and a half later, Green City Partnerships and its Green City Days bring together community members and city partners who are dedicated to Washington’s forested parks, natural areas and communities.

“Green City Days and tree planting are a great way to get outside, dig-in, and come together as a community to support the many benefits our forested parks and urban tree provide—from CO2 reduction to reducing urban heat zones and as a natural habitat for wildlife,” said Joanna Nelson de Flores, Forterra Restoration and Stewardship Managing Director.

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, go to https://forterra.org/event/healthy-forest-day-2021.

Over 50 volunteers showed up in Everett to make their day-off a “day-on” and help care for their community’s natural areas.


CONTACTS

Snohomish County Healthy Forest Project
snocohealthyforest@forterra.org

Joanna Nelson de Flores
Managing Director Restoration & Stewardship
jnelson@forterra.org

Media
Kevin Max
Senior Director Strategic Communications, Forterra
kmax@forterra.org

ABOUT FORTERRA

Forterra is a Washington-based nonprofit that enhances, supports, and stewards the region’s most precious resources — its communities and its ecosystems. Forterra conserves and stewards land, develops innovative policies, and supports sustainable rural and urban development. In its 30-year history, Forterra has helped conserve more than 250,000 acres. Its work stretches from the farmlands and river canyons of Yakima to the estuaries and forests of Washington’s coastline, reaching more than 100 counties, cities, and towns. Visit www.forterra.org.

ABOUT GREEN CITY PARTNERSHIPS

Green City Partnerships began 16 years ago in 2004, when Forterra and the City of Seattle responded to a critical need to sustain and improve the health of forested parks and urban greenspaces in Seattle’s neighborhoods. Green City Partnerships Are collaborative efforts between Forterra, community volunteers and cities across the Puget Sound to steward forested parklands and greenspaces, improving ecological health, access to nature and community well-being.  Forterra’s Green Cities program trains and supports Forest Stewards- lead volunteer who coordinate community restoration work in park-bringing together the people, materials, technical knowledge and other resources to make on-the ground forest restoration a reality.

Collectively, Green City Partnerships now span 14 cities plus Snohomish County and is working to restore more than 13,000 acres of forest parkland and serve 1.6 million people who live in these communities. Visit www.forterra.org/greencitypartnerships.

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