Green Everett to Hold First Event Saturday

The city of Everett is holding its first “Green Everett” event this Saturday. It’s called “Let’s go native” and will happen 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Aug. 4 at Everett’s Forest Park. Here are the details from the city…

Learn about local ecology, habitat conservation and urban forestry. Then, dig in and help remove invasive plants at Forest Park. Just bring your helpful attitude – we provide tools, gloves and refreshments. All ages welcome!

Event details:

Event: Green Everett Partnership “Let’s go native”

Time:9 a.m.-noon

Date: Saturday Aug. 4

Location: Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, WA 98203. Meet at the Forest Park Recreation Office.

More info: RSVP preferred: greeneverett@forterra.org / 425-238-0065.

 

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 will create a comprehensive assessment of the city’s forested parklands and draft a 20-year plan with short and long term goals. The plan will assign responsibilities, determine costs and help 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.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 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: greeneverett@forterra.org / 425-238-0065

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