Do you have what it takes to be a Tree Ambassador?
Green Seattle Partnership is working with the Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment to start a residential and street-scape property tree program called the Tree Ambassadors. Tree Ambassadors will work in their own neighborhoods to help support and create tree canopy through a wide range of projects and outreach activities. The goal of the program is to help as many residents as possible plant the right trees in their yards and parking strips, and to help educate about species that shouldn’t be growing in their yards.
The Green Seattle Partnership is involved because we realize that all of our natural land parks are surrounded by residential areas that can have a large impact on our restoration efforts. This is a great opportunity to educate neighborhoods about invasive plants, illegal dumping, and selecting the right plants.
Tree Ambassadors will be trained in the basics of urban forestry, leadership and community organizing. As a Tree Ambassador, you will work in teams of 2-3 people to develop projects for your neighborhood which could include tree walks, invasive species removal workdays, and/or tree plantings. No previous tree experience necessary, only a desire to learn and a passion for urban greenery. Both the team and individual applications and more information can found be online at seattle.gov/trees/treeambassador.htm. Applications are due April 24.
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Green Seattle Partnership Project Manager
Cascade Land Conservancy
615 Second Ave, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104