Volunteers to plant thousands on Green Seattle Day

Volunteers are needed for a morning of urban forest restoration on Green Seattle Day on Saturday, Nov. 7, starting at 9 a.m.

The 10th-annual Green Seattle Day, sponsored by the Green Seattle Partnership, kicks off planting season with more than 10,000 plants ready for volunteers to put in the ground at 15 parks across Seattle, including the Burke-Gilman Trail, Jackson Park and Woodland Park in North Seattle; Discovery Park in Magnolia; Leschi Park and Peppi’s Woods in Leschi; and St. Mark’s Greenbelt in Capitol Hill.

All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Tools will be provided, as well as instruction on how to plant trees properly.

Advanced registration is required for the individual work sites at www.greenseattle.org.

Last year, more than 800 people volunteered to make Seattle a greener place for Green Seattle Day.

Green Seattle Partnership earned Forterra’s Game Changer Award earlier this year for its decade-long dedicated service to restoring Seattle’s forested parks and natural areas. Since 2005, the Partnership has restored 1,232 acres and planted 619,000 native trees, shrubs and groundcovers. Forest Stewards and thousands of volunteers have worked more than 781,000 hours.

The Partnership is collecting input and evaluating the program to update the 20-Year Strategic Plan that will guide the program for the next 10 years.