Thinking Big to Manage Our Urban Forests & Natural Areas
The city of Kent is partnering with Forterra, other organizations and community volunteers to restore Kent's forested parks, wetlands and other natural areas. The Green Kent Partnership is part of the Green Cities Network, which includes Seattle, Tacoma, Redmond, Kirkland, Everett and Puyallup.
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Become a Green Kent Steward
As a volunteer Green Kent Steward, you "adopt" a park or open space area, then organize and lead other volunteers for environmental restoration work parties there. No experience is necessary - training and materials are provided by our support staff. We also need Support Stewards.
Please read the Green Kent 20-Yr Plan and the addendum that followed the 2010 Panther Lake annexation, and our most recent Annual Report. If you have questions, contact us.
Lake Fenwick Park before intervention, one year after intervention, and how it looks today, with regular monitoring by Green Kent Stewards and volunteers
Watch our videos, too! The Green Kent Partnership Story and, for a 30-second smile, Something is Invading Our Parks!
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Why Is This Important?
Urban natural areas are public assets that beautify and strengthen our neighborhoods. They absorb carbon dioxide from our air, provide us with clean water, stormwater retention and reduced flooding, habitat for wildlife, and noise buffers. And, importantly, Kent's parks and natural areas are where urban residents can connect with the "green" and take a break from the "gray." By engaging the entire community, we are building local capacity for stewardship and working towards a long-term vision of urban environmental health.
This program was made possible in part by annual grants to the city from the King Conservation District; for more information, go to www.kingcd.org