Earth Day kickoff for 3 Million Trees, preparing forests for climate impacts
King County Executive Dow Constantine will lead an Earth Day kickoff for 3 Million Trees, an initiative that will increase urban tree canopy, accelerate protection of forestland that is absorbing carbon now, and prepare forests for climate impacts.
Reporters and photographers will see a demonstration of how King County is preparing forests for warmer, drier summers that are occurring as the result of climate change and how the county is offering year-round volunteer opportunities.
The multi-stop demonstration will take place at King County's new urban park in North Highline where crews have removed 7 tons of debris as well as invasive species to make the forestland more ecologically productive and offer safe, welcoming open space in a community that had been underserved. Washington Trails Association will preview the trail they will build with the local community.
WHEN: 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 22
WHERE: King County's new urban park in North Highline, 10204 9th Ave S, Seattle, 98168