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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!
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Green Everett Day was a huge success!


A heartfelt thanks to the 80 volunteers who came to the Green Everett Day special event in October. 
Volunteer hours: 246 
Plantings: 177 trees plus 300 plants
Mulch: 30,000 sq ft of land
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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 greeneverett@forterra.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!
 

2016


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 cancelled
Dec 3, 9am-noon FOREST PARK
Dec 10, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE

2017
Jan 21, 9am-noon ROTARY PARK
Feb 4, 9am-noon FOREST PARK
Feb 11, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE
Feb 18, 9am-noon HOWARTH PARK
Feb 25, 9am-noon THORNTON A SULLIVAN PARK
March 4, 9am-noon FOREST PARK
March 11, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE
March 18, 9am-noon ROTARY PARK
April 1, 9am-noon FOREST PARK
April 8, 9am-noon SOUTH EVERETT FOREST PRESERVE
April 15, 9am-noon HOWARTH PARK 

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:
greeneverett@forterra.org / 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 greeneverett@forterra.org 

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.