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May 2017

Forterra's Earth Week projects draw 400 volunteers

Earth Week stewardship events in Everett, Puyallup, Redmond, Seattle, Snoqualmie and Tukwila drew 400 volunteers who removed more than 98,000 square feet of invasive species.

Seattle-based Forterra organized and hosted the event with assistance from the Green City Partnerships. The network currently includes nine cities in the tri-county area that collaborate with Forterra, community groups, nonprofits, businesses, schools, and volunteers to restore and actively maintain forested parklands and steward other natural open spaces in their neighborhoods

Forterra (formerly known as Cascade Land Conservancy) considers every day to be Earth Day. It is the state's largest land conservation, stewardship and community building organization dedicated solely to the region. Since its formation Forterra has conserved 250,000 acres in more than 94 communities around Washington state.