Free Trees for your Restoration Site!

Forterra’s exciting new C3 program (Carbon Capturing Companies), spearheaded by Pearl Jam, is working to engage local businesses about their carbon footprint.  In addition, this is creating an amazing opportunity for community-lead tree planting for carbon sequestration.

ImageA bunch of great local companies from the Seattle Sounders and Seahawks to Cherry St. Coffee and Molly Moon’s Ice Cream have committed to reducing their carbon usage and sequestering carbon through tree planting. These efforts will be completed on urban parks in the communities where the businesses work and their customers live and play.

Submission period has been extended through September 10th!

Forterra is looking for homes for these companies’ carbon. This means free trees!  Native conifers will be available in the late fall to all who apply and agree to maintain and monitor the trees through their establishment. Application and more information available on the Forterra webpage.

For questions, email me: wbrinkley@forterra.org

Plant Pearl Jam’s Trees!

If you’ve been anywhere near the Cascade Land Conservancy office in the past ten months, you’ve probably heard a lot of buzz about the Pearl Jam carbon mitigation project. If you follow the band, you might have seen it mentioned on their news feed lately.  If you’ve done neither of those things, here’s the scoop: The Cascade Land Conservancy is partnering with Pearl Jam to help mitigate the carbon emissions from their 2009 World Tour. To find out more about this exciting partnership, and Pearl Jam’s donation to mitigate the carbon emissions from their latest world tour, read this and catch yourself up. To learn more about carbon mitigation in general, Ara’s excellent blog post from last year is a great place to start.

But it doesn’t stop there, YOU can help Pearl Jam in this effort by volunteering for one of our Pearl Jam planting events! Crews have been hard at work at the first two restoration sites: Discovery Park in Seattle, and Hartman Park in Redmond. They’ve removed all of the invasive plants and now are ready for some extra hands to help plant native trees and shrubs that will re-establish the healthy forest and mitigate carbon in the atmosphere.

We have two upcoming volunteer tree planting events where you can lend a hand to help Pearl Jam mitigate their carbon. Please register online to help us plan for the event:

1) Saturday, February 26 at Discovery Park in Seattle, 10am-2pm
2) Saturday, March 5 at Hartman Park in Redmond, 10am-2pm

Dress for the weather and come prepared to get your hands dirty.  Long pants and sleeves, sturdy shoes and a water bottle are highly recommended.  Coffee and snacks will be provided.

For more information or to register online, click here.