Land Stewardship

Help care for the lands upon which our sustainable future depends.

From neighborhood parks stewarded by volunteers, to managing our iconic conserved landscapes, to restoring river and floodplain habitat along the Cedar and Duwamish Rivers, your support takes care of the lands we all love.

Pulling invasive species to restore the health of the land
Photo by Bill Bankson
  • Green City Partnerships

    In cities throughout the region, we engage community volunteers to restore public lands in urban areas to help restore and maintain our urban parks while building community and an ethics of stewardship throughout cities in our region.

    Green Cities

  • Forterra lands stewardship and restoration

    We care for and tend to the lands and conservation easements Forterra is responsible for in 12 counties to enhance their ecological and community value.

    Forterra lands

  • Riparian corridors

    We restore the riparian and floodplain habitat along our critical waterways: the Cedar River, Green-Duwamish River, Bear Creek Watershed, and Skykomish River.

    Riparian efforts

When I see a child having a real encounter with a tree that she’s planting, or when I hear someone at a work party saying, ‘This is the first time I’ve ever picked up a shovel,’ that’s why I get out of bed in the morning.
Dylan Mendenhall, Schmitz Park Forest Steward

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