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!
Thanks to everyone who helped out at Green Everett Day!
On Oct. 26, 124 Everett residents came out to plant 514 native trees and shrubs in iconic Thornton A. Sullivan Park along Silver Lake. This was our largest event of the year, but we also have regular weekly events almost every Saturday where we need help. See below for upcoming dates.
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.
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.
For more information or to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-238-0065.
2020 weekend volunteer events Saturdays, 9 a.m. - noon
Jan. 25 - Rotary Park
Feb. 1 - Forest Park
Feb. 8 - South Everett Forest Preserve
Feb. 15 - Johnston-Kelly Park
Feb. 22 - Hannabrook Park
Feb. 22 - Thornton A. Sullivan Park
March 7 - Forest Park
March 14 - Rotary Park
March 21 - Hannabrook Park
March 28 - Thornton A. Sullivan Park
April 4 - Forest Park
April 11 - South Everett Forest Preserve
April 18 - Johnston-Kelly Park
April 25 - Thornton A Sullivan Park
May 2 - Forest Park
May 9 - Rotary Park
May 16 - Hannabrook Park
May 23 - Thornton A. Sullivan Park
May 30 - Howarth Park
June 6 - Forest Park
June 13 - Johnston-Kelly Park
June 20 - South Everett Forest Preserve
June 27 - Thornton A. Sullivan Park
Connect with Us
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.
- Event Request Form (PDF)
- Hours and Work Log Report (If Applicable) (PDF)
- Sign-In Sheet (PDF)
- Work Log (PDF)
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:
- 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.
- Quality-of-life enhancement through the public’s use and enjoyment of an improved urban forest.
- 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).
- 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
Everett is the first city in Snohomish County to become a Green City Partner and joins Kent, Kirkland, Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Tukwila and Puyallup.