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Everett Parks & Community Services and Forterra created the Green Everett Partnership to improve the health of Everett's forested parks and natural areas. The program relies on volunteers to help restore these urban habitats. Join us!

Volunteer Events

Everyone can get involved! Spend time with the family, meet new people, and get outside into nature, all while helping to keep Everett’s parks healthy and green. No experience is necessary, and all tools are provided. 

For more information or to RSVP, contact / 425-238-0065. Join our mailing list to receive a monthly email with upcoming volunteer opportunities and other ways to help your favorite Everett Parks!


Sept 9 - 9am-noon
Join the Green Everett Partnership and the Washington Native Plant Society to learn what plants like to grow in our area, plant identification and how to create a native habitat in your garden. Learn the history of the native species growing in Forest Park, and spend time caring for some of the native plants growing at one of the park's restoration sites. Come ready to learn and get your hands dirty! Meet by the Recreation Office — look for the Green Everett Partnership sign. RSVP:


Oct 28, 9am-noon
Green Everett Partnership is hosting a party for our beautiful forests, and you're invited!  Help plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs in Forest Park, and ensure that this beloved wooded wonderland continues to thrive into the future. Gather family and friends to celebrate the kick-off of planting season with food, fun and more surprises. Don't miss this chance to leave a lasting legacy in your city!
  1. July
  2. August
  3. September
  4. October
  5. November
  6. December
Date Time Location
July 8 9am - noon South Everett Forest Preserve
July 15 9am - noon Thornton A Sullivan Park
July 22 9am - noon Howarth Park
July 29 9am - noon Hannabrook

If you are under 18 and would like to participate AND will NOT be accompanied by supervising adult/parent/guardian you will need to bring the youth release waiver form signed by your parent/guardian to the event. We recommend any youth under the age of 15 be accompanied by an adult at the event. 

Become a Forest Steward

Be a hero for your favorite park! A core group of volunteer Forest Stewards are essential to the Green Everett Partnership’s success. If you want to learn how to lead your own forest restoration project, get other volunteers involved, and bring some much-needed TLC to a park you love, we want you to join us! For more information or to RSVP, contact: / 425-238-0065.

Learn About Plants & Habitats

We occasionally offer free demonstrations and classes for anyone interested in learning about native plants, eradicating invasive species, and creating healthy and sustainable natural areas. When offered, the classes are listed above. For more information contact Kim Frappier at 

Our 20-Year Plan

Green Everett Partnership created a 20-Year Forest Management Plan (PDF) to restore 354 acres of forested parkland and guide the program’s vision, outcomes and goals. 

We are working on the following over the next 20 years:
1.  Improvements in the diversity and health of the city’s urban forest - all 354 acres enrolled in restoration and actively managed during the life of the program.
2.  Quality-of-life enhancement through the public’s use and enjoyment of an improved urban forest.
3.  Positive economic effects and enhancement of the ecosystem services and social and physical health benefits that a healthy urban forest provides (clean air, clean water, stormwater retention, wildlife habitat, access to recreation and community building).
4.  A sustainable, robust, and active Forest Steward Program with volunteers who have a high ownership, stake in, and appreciation for the city’s urban forest.

Related links:

Howarth Park Stewardship Plan
Thornton A. Sullivan Park Stewardship Plan

Everett is the first city in Snohomish County to become a Green City Partner and joins Kent, Kirkland, Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Tukwila and Puyallup.