Everett Parks and Recreation 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!
Green Everett Day
Join your neighbors and stand with the trees! On October 15, we are holding the 3rd annual Green Everett Day, a celebration our urban forests and the hard work the community has done to keep them healthy. This is our favorite day of the year because it is the beginning of planting season! Over 100 other volunteers will gather at Howarth Park to plant a forest and celebrate the work we are accomplishing in this partnership. There will be raffle prizes, food, special community guests, and a few more surprises. Save the date! Register Here!
2016 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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 10, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE
Sept 17, 9am-noon THORNTON A. SULLIVAN
Oct 1, 9am-noon FOREST PARK
Oct 8, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE
Oct 15, 9am-noon HOWARTH PARK: GREEN EVERETT DAY!
Oct 22, 9am-noon ROTARY PARK
Nov 5, 9am-noon FOREST PARK
Nov 12, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE
Nov 19, 9am-noon AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL PARK -Salmon-Themed work party with lesson on Salmon and forest restoration.
Nov 26, 9am-noon HOWARTH PARK
Dec 3, 9am-noon FOREST PARK
Dec 10, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE
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: email@example.com / 425-238-0065.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.