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June 2013

REALTORS® 2012 Environmental Project Partner earns "Green Globe" Stewardship Award

NWREporter June 2013

June 2013

Last year's "TREC" (The REALTORSĀ® Environmental Council) partner, the Friends of the Cedar River Watershed (FCRW), received a Green Globe Award from King County as a leader in community stewardship.

FCRW, which multiplies hands involved in caring for natural areas by connecting volunteers with habitat restoration endeavors, was one of 12 recipients of the prestigious environmental award.  Presented every two years, the award recognizes projects that excel in leadership and activities that foster stewardship.

TREC, an initiative of SEATTLE KingCounty REALTORSĀ®, has organized an annual work party for the past six years at locations around King County. Last year's volunteers spent a day restoring the natural area by digging invasive vegetation and planting more than 300 native trees and shrubs in the King County Parks Cavanaugh Pond Natural Area. The project helped increase biodiversity while improving riparian and salmon-spawning habitat.

Among other winners of Green Globe awards were the City of Shoreline, honored as "Leader in Pesticide Reduction" for its decade-long efforts to cut pesticide use, and Aaron Adelstein, director of the Built Green program of King and Snohomish Counties. He was honored as the "Leader in Sustainable Building."

Nominees are selected by King County program managers. Recognition is based in part on demonstrated leadership in activities that foster environmental stewardship and encourage community involvement.