Green Shoreline Partnership Kick-Off
Saturday, March 30
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Richmond Highlands Recreation Center
16554 Fremont Avenue N
On Saturday, March 30, the City of Shoreline joins Forterra in kicking off the Green Shoreline Partnership. The Partnership will build upon our existing urban forest restoration efforts. It will establish a city-wide stewardship program to support long-term restoration and maintenance of Shoreline’s parks and open spaces. The Partnership will work to:
- Enhance forest benefits and improve the quality of life and connections to nature for Shoreline residents;
- Galvanize an informed and active community of stewards; and
- Ensure long-term sustainable funding and community support of forest restoration efforts.
The Green Shoreline Partnership will bring together the City, Forterra, thousands of community volunteers, and local nonprofits and businesses to create a sustainable network of healthy forested parks and natural areas in Shoreline. It is part of the Green City Partnerships program, which unites cities across the Puget Sound in developing community-based stewardship programs to care for the valuable forests and natural areas in our urban environments. On-the-ground forest restoration projects and volunteer recruitment efforts will be funded in part through a 2019-2020 grant from The Nature Conservancy.
With a focus on regional sustainability, Forterra has been securing and caring for keystone places around Washington for thirty years. The Green City Partnerships began in 2004 when the City of Seattle and Forterra worked together to develop and implement a 20-year plan for restoring and maintaining Seattle’s 2,500 acres of forested parkland. The program model was so successful that Forterra began partnering with other cities. The Green City Partnerships now include Burien, Des Moines, Everett, Kent, Kirkland, Puyallup, Redmond, Seattle, Seatac, Shoreline, Snoqualmie, Tacoma, and Tukwila.