The Green Snoqualmie Partnership is a collaboration of the City of Snoqualmie, Forterra, the Snoqualmie Tribe, King County Conservation District, Mountains to Sound Greenway and the Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association. It is the most recent addition to the Green City Partnerships.
Formed in 2016, the Green Snoqualmie Partnership is a coordinated effort to restore and care for more than 900 acres of Snoqualmie’s forested parks and natural areas. The Partnership is building a sustainable network of healthy natural open spaces for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future generations. It continues the region’s forest legacy and invites people of all ages to get outside, have fun and engage in helping restore or green spaces.
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Natural open spaces provide essential ecological services and social benefits to our community like reduced storm water runoff, improved water and air quality, stronger property values and attractive communities, reduced greenhouse gases, increased habitat for native wildlife, and improved quality of life. With the threat of invasive species, we are at risk of losing Snoqualmie’s greatest treasure: our forests.
Snoqualmie’s natural open spaces face the same kinds of pressures and problems as many urban forests throughout the region. Aggressive invasive weeds blanket the understory, climb into trees, and prevent new trees and shrubs from growing. Without restoration, these conditions threaten the many services and benefits these natural open spaces provide. We remove invasive plants, plant native trees and shrubs, and monitor natural open spaces over time.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
- BECOME A FOREST STEWARD
If you want to make an impact on the natural open space you care about most consider becoming a Forest Steward. You will receive valuable free training in restoration and maintenance techniques, volunteer management, project implementation, and much more.
Are you interested in becoming a Forest Steward? Contact us.
- VOLUNTEER AT A RESTORATION EVENT
Come get your hands dirty, meet other members of the community, and make a difference where you live! Volunteer events are available year round for people of all ages and ability levels. Our volunteers dig in by removing aggressive weeds, planting native trees and shrubs, mulching, watering, and helping to ensure natural open spaces stay healthy. We need your help to reach our goals — join us at a work party.
If you are under 18 and will not be accompanied by a supervising adult/parent/guardian, you will need to bring the Youth Waiver Release Form signed by your parent/guardian to the event.
- BECOME A SUPPORTER AND MAKE A DONATION
If getting your hands dirty is not for you, consider sponsoring Green Snoqualmie Partnership efforts. The success of this program relies on support from Snoqualmie’s community members. Every gift large and small makes a difference. In-kind donations, funding key pieces of work and bringing employees out to work parties are just a few ways to help. If you are a business and would like to be part of this amazing effort, please contact us.
Your generous donations power the Partnership! Making a gift allows us to restore parks and green spaces, plant thousands of trees across Snoqualmie’s forested parks, give schools an outdoor classroom, and more. Every contribution helps create a healthier, greener city for all. Donate today.
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