Tacoma City Council Meeting – Urban Forestry and Mobility Master Plan

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 5:00pm

Tacoma Municipal Building, 747 Market Street, Tacoma

At this Tuesday’s City Council Meeting, two important environmental issues – conserving our urban forests and trees, and moving people around the city will be addressed.  If you would like to support these issues, please let your city council members know by sending a personal letter, email, phone call or by testifying at the second reading, when the council will vote for or against these policies on Tuesday, June 15, 2010.

Kent becomes the fifth Green City Partnership

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The Green Cities family is very excited to announce its fifth and newest member, the Green Kent Partnership, officially passed by City Council on Tuesday, September 1st.

A grant from the King Conservation District will allow the City of Kent to partner with Cascade Land Conservancy to include all city-owned forests and wetlands in a 20-year forest restoration plan. A field assessment of the properties is set to begin this fall. Once all lands have been surveyed and mapped in a Partnership process known as “tree-iage,” City staff will recruit and train volunteer stewards in the removal of invasive vegetation and planting of native trees and shrubs.  The mapping process helps identify high priority areas.

“Kent has a strong foundation to work with,” commented Jeff Watling, Director of Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services. “The stewardship that we have fostered through our volunteer programs over the years will serve as a great starting point for this work.”

read the full press release

Welcome, Kent, to the Green Cities Network!


For more information, please contact:

Victoria L. Andrews, Kent Parks, Recreation & Community Services

253-856-5113

vandrews@ci.kent.wa.us

Norah Kates, Cascade Land Conservancy

206-905-6943

norahk@cascadeland.org