Green Kent Partnership
The Green Kent Partnership is building a community of people who care about healthy forests and wetlands. We need your help!
Ways to Get Involved
Green Kent Stewards adopt a park or a natural area they love and help coordinate a restoration project there. Our Stewards are community leaders and our most dedicated volunteers. No experience is necessary; training, materials, and support from staff are provided.
Restoration Volunteers get involved at work parties by removing aggressive invasive weeds, planting native trees and shrubs, mulching, watering, building trails, and helping to ensure that our natural areas stay healthy. Our volunteers make it all happen – join in!
Sponsors are critical to the success of the Green Kent Partnership. If your business would like to be a part of this amazing effort, please follow the link to www.greenkent.org andcontact us! There are many ways to help, including funding a key piece of the Partnership, making in-kind donations, and bringing employees out to volunteer at a work party.
Outreach Supporters help get the word out. If you have contacts at a local media outlet, would be willing to write a letter to your local paper or contact your elected officials, or want to help create or distribute outreach materials, we need you! This is a great way to be a part of the effort if getting your hands dirty at a work party might not be for you.
Interns help with specific projects, usually in Forterra's office. Take a look at Forterra’s intern listings to see if a position is open.
About the Green Kent Partnership
The Green Kent Partnership is a network of healthy urban natural areas supported by an active community of volunteers, nonprofits and government entities.
The city of Kent and Forterra are partnering with the volunteer community to restore all of Kent's parks and natural areas. This is the next step as we continue the great work we've been doing together removing invasive species, planting native ones and building community.
With the Green Kent Partnership we're thinking bigger, setting more sophisticated goals, and coordinating our efforts across the city for the long term.
The Green Kent Partnership is the fifth member of the Green Cities Network, which now also includes Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Kirkland, and Everett.
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Why This is Important
Urban natural areas are public assets that beautify and strengthen our neighborhoods. They provide us with clean air and water, stormwater retention and reduced flooding, habitat for wildlife, carbon sequestration, noise buffers, and natural spaces where urban residents can connect with nature and take a break from the built environment. The Green Cities Program thinks long and broad about urban environmental health and works with current best practices in resource management to implement long-term plans on the ground. By engaging the entire community, we build local capacity for stewardship and work towards a long-term vision of urban environmental health.
Learn more about Green Cities research on the value of urban natural areas.
For questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 253.856.5113.
Read about urban natural area restoration in the Puget Sound and beyond at the Green Cities blog.