Thank you to everyone who came to Green Seattle Day this year! We were beyond thrilled to have 958 volunteers join us at 14 parks across the city. Together we planted 4,392 trees and other plants that will grow up into our future urban forest. If you were one of those people: THANK YOU. You showed us that you really care about the future of our city, and the urban environment and parks that make it a great place for everyone who lives here. You also showed each other that you’re here for the kinds of community projects you believe in, and that together we can make a big difference. We heard so many people tell us how grateful they were to be a part of that kind of event. It’s all because of you!

Here are some snapshots of the day from around the city – there are also some more on our Facebook page. Volunteers also shared their own photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #greenseattleday. Check those out, and share yours too, or send them to us! Thank you again to all of the volunteers for your dedication to the Emerald City, and we hope to see you out at another Green Seattle Partnership event soon!






  • Green Cities Project Coordinator, Forterra Nicole comes to us from the Northeast, where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She made the jump to Seattle to serve as a 2014 AmeriCorps member with EarthCorps. After a year of grubbing immense amounts of blackberry, spraying knotweed along the Cedar River, maintaining trails in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and planting plenty of native species, she realized that her true passions lie in habitat conservation and restoration. This newfound passion led her Forterra, where she helps with Green Seattle community engagement. If she’s not out frolicking through alpine meadows in her free time, you can find her in Washington Park Arboretum where she likes to create botanical-artwork from fallen flowers and foliage.

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