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Everett Parks 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!

Volunteers Planting
Volunteers Digging

Get involved - be a volunteer!

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.

Click here to find upcoming events and to RSVP

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 (PDF) 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.

Participate in Green Everett Day

Volunteer with your family and friends to plant and restore a forest at Green Everett Day on Saturday, Oct. 2. All ages, identities, and experience levels welcome. Tools and gloves provided. This year, there will be four volunteer events to choose from to help with social distancing:

  • Forest Park - 9 a.m. to noon
  • Johnston-Kelly Park - 10 a.m. to noon.
  • South Forest Park Forest Reserve - 10 a.m. to noon
  • Thornton A. Sullivan Park - 9 a.m. to noon

Registration required. Click here to sign up.

For more information or questions, email or call 425-238-0065.

Connect with Us

Join our mailing list to receive a monthly email with upcoming volunteer opportunities and other ways to help your favorite Everett Parks. Connect with us on Facebook.

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, email Green Everett or call 425-238-0065.

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 (PDF)
Thornton A. Sullivan Park Stewardship Plan (PDF)

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