Media Contact: Kellie Stickney
KIRKLAND, Wash. (October) –The City of Kirkland invites you to come plant a tree at Kirkland’s annual Arbor Day celebration and forest restoration event taking place at North Rose Hill Woodlands Park on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arbor Day event volunteers are invited to support the stewardship efforts of the Green Kirkland Partnership by planting native trees, shrubs and ground covers and removing aggressive invasive plants. EarthCorps, a partner organization, will lead the event’s forest restoration activities. Tools, gloves and training will be provided. This year, the Kirkland PCC Community Market and Little Caesar’s Pizza are sponsoring lunch for the volunteers.
At 12:00 p.m., Kirkland Mayor Amy Walen, Ben Thompson from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Green Kirkland Partnership Program Supervisor Jodie Galvan and Kirkland Urban Forester Deb Powers will conduct a ceremonial Arbor Day tree planting. Following the ceremonial planting, forest restoration efforts will resume until 2 p.m.
Celebrating Arbor Day is an opportunity to recognize trees for their contribution to our community: trees filter rainwater and store carbon; they feed and shelter birds and other wildlife; they shade and cool our homes and neighborhoods, thus saving energy; and they form a living green canopy, contributing to our health, well-being and quality of life. The North Rose Hill Woodlands Park restoration site is located at 9930 124 Avenue NE in Kirkland. Sign up to volunteer online through greenkirkland.org.
For more information, please contact Deb Powers, Urban Forester for the City of Kirkland, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 587-3261.