Tree City USA award to be presented at Hillwood Park work party Saturday

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Hillwood Park
Photo courtesy City of Shoreline

Shoreline has been recognized as a Tree City USA for the fifth year in a row.

Come celebrate by helping remove invasive species and plant new trees and plants in Hillwood Park on Saturday, November 4, from 10am to 2pm.

Hillwood Park, 18947 3rd NW Ave 98177

As part of the work party events, Linden Lampman, Urban Forestry Specialist from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, will present Mayor Chris Roberts and Park Board Chair Betsy Robertson with the Tree City USA recognition.

Representatives from EarthCorps will be on hand to lead the work party and provide some environmental education along the way. The work party is from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Join your neighbors and fellow native plant enthusiasts in mulching, removing invasive species, and replacing them with native plants. The Shoreline Parks Department is providing native ground covers, trees, and shrubs for planting.

Dress appropriately; long sleeves, gloves, and a hat are recommended. Tools and gloves will be available, but you will be most comfortable with your own pair of gloves. Feel free to bring a trowel, fork, and/ or loppers if you have them. For more information, email Kirk Peterson or call him at 206- 801-2611.

Shoreline achieved 2016 Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program’s four standards: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of a least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.

The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Started in 1976, the Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year.


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