What’s In A Partnership?

Photo by Jim Avery

In our network of 12 Green Cities (and growing), each city’s individual program relies on a network of individuals, organizations, staff, and volunteers. All partners are essential for the success of the project.

Our three newest Green Cities Partnerships in SeaTac, Burien, and DesMoines are forming their networks right now. On-the-ground urban forest stewardship projects plan to start later this year!

So far, Green SeaTac, Burien, and Des Moines partners include:

Port of Seattle– In its work, the Port of Seattle has recognized a need for additional support for three of its neighboring cities impacted by airport operations. In our three cities, the Port of Seattle is funding the initiation of the Green Cities Partnerships in Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines through its Airport Community Ecology Fund.

Cities– Each city is assisting in the development of its own Green Cities Urban Forest Enhancement Plan tailored to their mission, vision, messaging, and capacity. City staff are involved in everything from planning to implementation and planting of trees and will continue to support the work of these long-term plans.

Forterra – a regional nonprofit with a mission to act with immediacy to protect, enhance, and steward Washington’s most precious resources—its communities and its landscapes. Forterra’s Green City Partnerships are dedicated to creating healthy, livable cities by stewarding our region’s urban trees, forested parks, and natural areas. Forterra has launched Green City Partnerships in 12 cities across the Puget Sound region. Forterra will guide planning and will help coordinate stewardship activities in SeaTac, Burien, and Des Moines.

Other key partners play an essential role in defining the goals of the partnership, volunteering in their community, offering their expertise, and increasing canopy cover by planting trees in their yard or patios:

  • Global to Local /Community Liaisons
  • Highline School District
  • Elected Officials
  • Non-profit and Community Groups
  • Businesses
  • ACE Small Matching Grants Recipients
  • Religious Groups
  • Youth Groups & Clubs
  • Landowners
  • Individuals like YOU

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