Green Seattle Day sees huge success

The Green Seattle Partnership touts Green Seattle Day as its biggest party of the year, and this year’s event lived up to the hype! Green Seattle Day, held Saturday, Nov. 8, saw 845 volunteers plant more than 4,600 plants across 21 parks!

The event was based out of a Seattle Parks community center for the first time and provided helpers with a warm and hardy lunch. Forterra’s Green Cities Program Director Joanna Nelson de Flores said she believes those changes helped created a meaningful neighborhood event.

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw plants trees with volunteers in the Cheasty Greenbelt.

“The turnout was incredible, and there was palpable energy around supporting our urban forests that was really exciting,” Nelson de Flores said.

Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim gave a warm welcome to about 175 volunteers at Rainier Beach Community Center to launch the event, and Councilmember Sally Bagshaw was just a few miles away kicking off the Cheasty Greenbelt site with Green Seattle Forest Stewards and 150 volunteers.  Councilmember Mike O’Brian supported the day at Kiwanis Ravine.

Green Seattle Day is becoming an annual celebration and tradition for many community organizations.  Special thanks to Green Seattle Partnership program staff and forest stewards and to Parks Natural Area Crew, Heavy Equipment Crew and District staff for handling the many logistics involved.

The Green Seattle Partnership is a unique public/private partnership between the City of Seattle and the Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy). For more information on the Green Seattle Partnership, visit greenseattle.org.