Forterra Breakfast

Where: Washington State Convention Center

When: 7:30 am - 9:00 am Tuesday, May 19th 2015

Contact: Mandy Gregory - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


   Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
   7:30–9:00AM (check-in at 7am)

   Washington State Convention Center

   More details to follow.








Sponsor the largest environmental fundraising breakfast in the Northwest
Sponsors support the event and ensure that money donated to Forterra goes back to creating great communities and conserving great lands. This event is strongly promoted and generates hundreds of thousands of impressions for your business. Click here to download the Sponsorship Packet.

Learn more about customized benefits and Forterra’s 2015 Corporate Partnership Program by contacting Susannah Hale, 206-905-6911, Forterra’s experienced corporate partnership team is dedicated to helping you find the best value for your commitment.




Be a table captain. Bring 9 guests to join you at your table.

Commit by March 1st and you'll receive an invitation to a dinner conversation with Gene Duvernoy and Forterra's Board. An evening of deep thinking, big visioning for our region, and shellfish by Taylor Shellfish on March 12th.

To sign up contact Mandy,

Duwamish Alive! at the Duwamish Hill Preserve

Where: Duwamish Hill Preserve (Tukwila) Show Map

When: 10:00 am - 3:39 pm Saturday, Apr 18th 2015

Contact: - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Volunteer at the Duwamish Hill Preserve in Tukwila for the 10th Anniversary of Duwamish Alive!

Join volunteers to help restore this culturally significant preserve and city park. Event activities include invasive weed removal, mulching and planting as seasonally appropriate.

Please REGISTER HERE for this event.

About the Property: In 2001, Forterra, the City of Tukwila, and a local citizen group formed a partnership to work for the preservation of an undeveloped parcel of land on the Duwamish River. The property will be managed as a public open space preserve devoted to the interpretation of the site’s Native American cultural significance and other aspects of Duwamish River Valley natural and cultural history. The Hill is culturally significant for its association with southern Puget Sound Salish oral tradition and history, as a key location in the stories collectively known as the “Epic of the Winds.” Learn more here.

Please come out and contribute to this effort!. Please register online today.

What to bring: Please dress for the weather. Suggested Dress: Boots or comfortable athletic shoes, work clothes, appropriate layers for rain and sun. Volunteers should also bring a refillable water bottle and snacks.  Restoration training, tools and gloves will be provided. No experience necessary!

Where to meet: Duwamish Hill Preserve is located at: 3800 S 115th St Tukwila, WA 98168.  We will meet at the parking lot at the 115th St. Preserve entrance.

Youth volunteers are welcome. If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Click here to download the Forterra Youth Volunteer Waiver.

For additional information, please contact

Special thanks to the Friends of The Hill, a local dedicated volunteer group of neighbors and friends who regularly host volunteer events and support ongoing restoration, planning and maintenence of the Preserve. Interested in being a Friend of The Hill? Contact us.

Duwamish Alive! Spring 2015

Where: Green River Trail near BECU campus (Tukwila) Show Map

When: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturday, Apr 18th 2015

Contact: - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Join us in celebrating  the arrival of spring with Duwamish Alive at the Duwamish Shoreline! We will spend the day along the Duwamish River, removing invasive weeds and preparing the native plants for the dry, warm months of summer ahead. We'll have a raffle, prizes, treats and good fun!

Please REGISTER HERE for this event.

The Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge is working to unite Tukwila’s business community in an effort to to restore 150,000 square feet along nearly 1.5 miles of shoreline along this ecologically and culturally significant waterway. In the spring and the fall we have a Duwamish Alive event at the river to celebrate the changing of seasons and the progress we have made. For more information about the Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge visit

Where to Meet: Green River Trail at the BECU Campus (12770 Gateway Dr. Tukwila,WA).  Look for signs pointing to the work site.

What to Bring: Please dress for the weather - rain or shine. Wear close-toed shoes, long pants and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle.
Tools, training and refreshments will be provided. No experience is necessary!

Youth Volunteers: Teen volunteers under ages 15-18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian must bring a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Click here to download the Forterra Youth Volunteer Waiver.

Register for this Duwamish Alive today!

This event is sponsored by:         


Other ways to support the Challenge!

Sponsor a section of the river. Funding is needed to purchase restoration materials, recruit and support volunteers, and maintain newly planted shoreline areas.

Organize a team of volunteers to help with restoration events. Volunteer leaders will receive support to help their team get organized and connected with upcoming Challenge events.

Spread the word. Help others learn about the Challenge by spreading the word to friends and colleagues.

For more information contact or vist the Challenge's Website

Work Party at Howarth Park, Everett!

Where: Howarth Park Show Map

When: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, Mar 21st 2015

Contact: Joanna Nelson de Flores - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Help build healthy forested parks with the Green Everett Partnership. We will continue work to restore the forest at this beautiful park by removing invasive plants such as English ivy and Himalayan blackberry to prepare a new area for planting this fall.

What to wear/bring: Come dressed for the weather (rain or shine).Wear long sleeves and boots/sturdy close-toed shoes. Bring a water bottle.  Gloves, tools and light snacks will be provided

Meeting location: Details will be sent to the group/individuals after they register.

More information and to RSVP for an event contact / 425-238-0065

IMPORTANT: Do not leave valuable in your car.  Leave computers at home, keep other valuable that you need to have out of site or with you during the event.

The Green Everett Partnership Vision: Healthy forested parklands supported by an aware and engaged community in which individuals, neighborhoods, nonprofits, businesses, and city government are all working together to protect and maintain their valuable public resources.  Learn More:

3rd Wednesday at Viewpoint Park

Where: Viewpoint Park, Redmond Show Map

When: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Wednesday, Mar 18th 2015

Contact: Marilynn Leland - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

3rd Wednesday Work Parties at Viewpoint!

Join us each month to be a part of Viewpoint Park's amazing transformation! Where once were dense thickets of blackberry and ivy, the forest is now filling back in and reclaiming its space, thanks to the hard work of many volunteers. Keep Viewpoint's forest healthy and make sure we have big, beautiful trees and diverse understory plants into the future by joining the effort.

No experience needed. All tools and gloves provided.

Time: 12pm-2pm

Where to meet: From the main entrance to Westside Park on 156th Ave NE, pass the basketball court and cross the lawn towards the forested area. We'll meet near the dirt trailhead for Bridle Crest Trail. Look for signs for the Green Redmond Partnership.

What to bring: a snack if you want one, and tough clothes and shoes that can get dirty.

Address and directions: Meet at the park entrance at the intersection of 185th Ave NE and NE 25th Way. There is also an entrance to the park at 18440 NE 24th St. If you don't see anyone, cross the lawn and find the group working in the wetland area behind the tennis court or along one of the forested trails.

Where to park: There is a small parking lot at the end of 185th Ave NE

Please RSVP (the earlier the better!) so that we can plan a great event for you. To RSVP, or if you have any questions, please contact Marilynn at

All ages welcome. If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian please bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.