Everett youth help protect natural resources and open spaces during two environmental stewardship events.
Arbor Day Celebration
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd. Fifth graders from Whittier Elementary will plant trees and other plants and help the city celebrate receiving its 22nd Tree City USA designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation. Snohomish County PUD will receive the Tree Line Award. Refreshments provided by Trader Joe’s.
Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 21, 2017
1-2pm Johnston-Kelly Park, 49th St. SW and Forest Dr. Students from View Ridge Elementary have been helping to improve Johnston-Kelly Park for more than 20 years. To celebrate Earth Day, the students will dig in to help city staff grow and maintain this environmental learning park.
Trees breathe fresh air into the city and enhance the everyday comings and goings of residents and visitors alike. That’s why Everett Parks & Community Services is embarking on a tree inventory, thanks to a grant from the USDA Forest Service and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.
More than 2,000 trees throughout 30 of Everett’s park landscapes will be assessed for their size, health, value, diversity and maintenance needs. This inventory will help parks staff manage our urban forest resource.
The tree inventory continues Everett’s commitment to preserving and improving the environment for future generations.