Green Redmond Partnership
Ways to Get Involved
Forest Stewards adopt a park they love and help coordinate restoration projects there. Our Forest Stewards are community leaders and our most dedicated volunteers. No experience is necessary; training, materials, and support from staff are provided. Current Forest Stewards, click here for your resources. Interested in becoming a Forest Steward? Contact us.
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!
Corporate Supporters are critical to the success of the Green Redmond Partnership. If your business would like to be a part of this amazing effort, please contact 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. Click here to learn more about corporate engagement opportunities with Green Redmond.
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!
Interns help with specific projects, usually in our office. Take a look at Forterra’s intern listings to see if a position is open.
About the Green Redmond Partnership
The Green Redmond Partnership is building a sustainable network of healthy urban greenspace for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations. Over the next 20 years, we will be bringing all 1,035 acres of Redmond’s forested parkland into active management. This ambitious goal is crucial for the health of our forested parklands and our city, and it is only possible with the help of an engaged and empowered community.
As in cities all over the Puget Sound Region, Redmond’s forested parklands face challenges such as fragmentation of greenspaces, an invasive-dominated understory, a declining tree canopy, and inadequate resources for natural-area management and restoration. As the health of the urban forest declines, so do the benefits they provide to us: reduced stormwater runoff, improved water and air quality, attractive communities and increased property values, greenhouse gas reduction, habitat for native wildlife, and improved quality of life.
In 2007, the City of Redmond and Forterra formed a partnership to help make Redmond’s vision of a sustainable, healthy forest a reality, and we have been working on it ever since. The Green Redmond Partnership works to protect the legacy of our urban forests and vibrant communities for our children and great-grandchildren. Together, we will ensure that we have a city with invasive-free, sustainable, forested parklands. Redmond’s urban forest will be supported by a community in which individuals, neighborhoods, nonprofits, businesses, and city government all work together to protect and maintain their valuable public resources. Alongside our sister programs in the Green Cities Network, the Green Redmond Partnership is a model for the future management of additional acres of valuable urban natural areas in our city and in other cities like this one.
Click here to download the Green Redmond Partnership's 20-year Forest Management Plan.
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.
Please contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at (206) 905-6943.
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Read about urban natural area restoration in the Puget Sound and beyond at the Green Cities blog.