Help make a difference by planting trees on Green Redmond Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at three different park locations. Photo courtesy of Green Redmond Partnership Facebook.

Help make a difference by planting trees on Green Redmond Day on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at three different park locations. Photo courtesy of Green Redmond Partnership Facebook.

Plant a tree, make a difference on Green Redmond Day

Help plant trees on Saturday, Oct. 27.

The Green Redmond Partnership between the city of Redmond, Forterra and dedicated volunteers are hosting a Green Redmond Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 27.

Since 2009, volunteers have dedicated more than 26,100 hours to plant 10,730 trees and 21,750 shrubs throughout 15 different Redmond parks. They have helped bring more than 1,000 acres of forested parkland into active management through the removal of non-native, invasive plants and native trees and shrubs.

“This is our biggest planting celebration of the year for the Green Redmond Partnership. Our goal is to have the community out and help us to plant the future forest of our parks,” said Forterra’s stewardship coordinator Nicole Marcotte. “It’s really important for residents to connect with their local green spaces to realize the benefits that they provide, beyond ecosystem services but also providing the opportunity to connect with their neighbors and to create memories with their family.”

Green Redmond Partnership is hosting planting work parties in three parks this year. They will be planting trees at Farrel-McWhirter Park, Juel Community Park and Smith Woods. People of all ages are welcome to volunteer and no experience is required. People are encouraged to dress for the weather and to wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Volunteers younger than 15 need to be accompanied by an adult.

“The Green Redmond Partnership, through dedicated volunteers, is making a difference in the restoration efforts of forests and parkland,” said Mayor John Marchione in a press release. “Its tree planting programs create a positive impact on our current community and will continue providing benefits for future generations.”

Green Redmond Day is currently full with 120 volunteers. The Green Redmond Partnership is planning to host additional planting work parties in November and December. They also have various work parties throughout the year that don’t involve planting.

To find future events or to learn more about the Green Redmond Partnership, visit their site greenredmond.org. Volunteers can also contact them at 206-905-6924.

More in Life

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2995 club manager Rob Bailey and lifetime auxiliary member of Post 5694 and guest of the VFW Post 2995 Cecilia Maers with the donated AED and cabinet.
Redmond VFW Post 2995 receives donated AED and cabinet

AED will benefit the post and surrounding businesses.

Redmond’s Singla achieves top ACT score

He said practice tests and AP courses helped prepare him.

King County Executive Dow Constantine visits Redmond Rotary Club to talk about the region’s most pressing issues on March 7. Photo courtesy of King County
King County Executive Constantine visits Redmond Rotary Club

Constantine talks transportation, conservation and homelessness.

“Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide” helps kids and adults understand the connection between thoughts and feelings. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Lambert.
Local mom writes guide to help kids control negative thoughts

Stephanie Lambert writes “Your Mind Flashlight: A User’s Guide” to help kids navigate negative thoughts, low self-esteem, anxiety.

Semilla Flamenco students opened the show for the famous Karen Lugo on Feb. 22 at the Bellevue Performing Arts Center. Photo courtesy of Bibiana Ruiz.
Redmond’s Semilla Flamenca students open the show for Flamenco star Karen Lugo

Karen Lugo is an internationally awarded dancer and choreographer

The Northwest’s largest free color festival will be held in Redmond on Saturday, March 23 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Marymoor Park. Photo courtesy of Creative Flashes Photography.
Northwest’s largest free Festival of Color to be held in Redmond

Traditional Holi festival of India to be held on March 23.

Everyday habits for a healthy heart

Heart Health Month may be done, but here are some tips that can help all year-round.

Help with heating bills available through Hopelink

The organization’s energy assistance program is fully funded in 2019.

Stephanie Quiroz/staff photo 
                                Rep. Suzan DelBene helped students with their hands-on science experiments on Feb. 20.
Rep. DelBene co-teaches at Stella Schola in Redmond

The congresswoman co-taught an eighth-grade science class with teacher Brigitte Tennis.

The Discobotz team members (Parent Coach, Senthil Selvaraj; Organizing LWSD Teacher, Jason Steele): Sarvesh Senthil (eighth grade), Harini Vijeyanandh (eighth grade), Arjun Cheema (eighth grade) and Varun Senthil (seventh grade). Courtesy photo.
Evergreen Middle School robotics team to compete in world championship

The Discobotz have a few more tournaments left, including the state tournament in Ellensburg on Feb. 23.

AAA holds driver improvement class at Redmond Senior Center on March 6

The schedule was rescheduled from its February date due to snowy weather.

Despite ‘wait-and-see’ approach from Feds on interest rates, real estate ticking onward

Though the feds are in a wait-and-see mood there are benefits to buying and/or selling now versus waiting.