SUMMER FOREST RESTORATION EVENTS
Every 4th Saturday 9am-noon
Remove invasive non-native plants such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry, spread mulch, and care for newly installed native plants. No experience required.
JUNE 22 - Howarth Park
1127 Olympic Blvd.
JULY 27 - Thornton A Sullivan Park
11405 W. Silver Lake Rd.
AUGUST 24 - Forest Park
802 E. Mukilteo Blvd.
SEPTEMBER 28 - Rotary Park
3505 Lowell-Snohomish River Rd.
What to bring: Come dressed to work outside (rain or shine) with sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle or coffee cup. We will provide coffee, refreshments, and light snacks, plus tools and work gloves.
RSVP/Contact for more details:
email@example.com / 425-238-0065
Forms for those who attended the Forest Steward Orientation:
Event request form
Hours and work log report (if applicable)
ABOUT GREEN EVERETT PARTNERSHIP
Everett Parks & Recreation and Forterra have created the Green Everett Partnership to improve the ecological health of Everett's forested parks and natural areas, while educating and inspiring residents to help care for these resources. We strive to create a powerful, cost-effective and replicable model for restoring urban habitats and connecting people to nature.
Everett Parks & Recreation and Forterra has created a comprehensive assessment of the city’s forested parklands and drafted a 20-year plan with short and long term goals. The plan assigns responsibilities, determines costs and helps build lasting stewardship ties with community volunteers. Everett became Snohomish County’s first Green City in May 2012.
Forterra’s participation in the Green Everett Partnership was made possible by a generous grant from The Boeing Co.
20 YEAR PLAN
The Green Everett Partnership is training a core group of volunteers as forest stewards for Everett's parks and natural areas. Our focus in 2012 is stewardship development at Howarth Park and Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake. Once trained, forest stewards take responsibility for implementing restoration projects at specific parks and recruiting and leading groups of volunteers in restoring healthy native plant communities. Are you interested in becoming a forest steward? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 425-238-0065
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT
• Urban forests are in decline
Urban forests around the Puget Sound Region are facing pressures and problem, such as: fragmentation of green spaces, domination of the understory by invasive species that inhibit native species from regenerating, an aging and declining tree canopy, and inadequate public resources for natural-area management and restoration.
• Benefits of trees
As our urban forests decline, so do the benefits they provide. These include: storm water management, better water and air quality, attractive communities and increased property values, greenhouse gas reduction, native wildlife habitats, and improved quality of life for residents and visitors.
• The Solution
You, your neighbors and your business working with The Green Everett Partnership.
BECOME A SPONSOR
Sponsors are critical to the success of the Green Everett Partnership. If your business would like to be a part of this amazing effort, please contact us! There are many ways to help, including funding a key piece of the Partnership, making in-kind donations and bringing employees out to volunteer at a work party. Contact: email@example.com / 425-238-0065