Kent: tell us what you think about parks and natural areas

We’re hosting a public meeting on April 8th about the new Green Kent Partnership, and we want to talk to you. If you’ve never heard of the Green Kent Partnership before, if you’ve heard and are curious about how you might fit in, if you love Kent’s parks, forests, and natural areas, if you’ve volunteered with the City of Kent before or would like to help ensure a healthy urban environment for generations to come – join us! Feedback will make our program as strong as possible.

While an RSVP is not required, it is extremely helpful in our planning. RSVPs, questions, and ideas can be directed to And check out for more!

Hope to see you there!


Green Kent: Join the Conversation

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We want you to share your ideas with us as we shape the future of Green Kent.

  • Do you live, work, or spend time in Kent?
  • What is important to you in your local parks and natural areas?
  • How would you like to get involved in the effort to restore and maintain a healthy urban environment?
  • Would you like to volunteer pulling invasive weeds and planting trees and shrubs? Would you want to volunteer regularly, or put together your own restoration project in an area you care about?
  • Are you a part of a neighborhood group, organization, or local business that would like to attend a presentation about the Green Kent Partnership?

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Kent becomes the fifth Green City Partnership


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


Norah Kates, Cascade Land Conservancy