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Mountains to Sound Greenway making final push to plant 25,000 trees by 2010 | Over 800 volunteers have planted 9,629 trees
The volunteers of Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’s goal of planting 25,000 trees by the end of December is drawing closer.
“Volunteers are truly making a difference at parks and along streams in the Greenway,” said Margaret Ullman, the volunteer program coordinator for the group.
Volunteers joining the tree-planting effort over the past few weeks included school classes and clubs, a ski bus team looking to offset emissions from driving, local businesses, civic clubs and a troop of Daisy Scouts who earned two petal badges for their work.
The Home Depot Foundation has recently joined the Mountains to Sound Greenway tree planting campaign with a grant to purchase tree-planting supplies to be used at volunteer events.
“Tree planting events are scheduled on Saturdays in November and December, and will take place in natural areas in and between Mercer Island and North Bend.
Additional tree-planting funders and partner agencies for the fall season include Carter Subaru and VW, REI, King Conservation District, Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office, Seattle Storm, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, cities of Issaquah, Mercer Island, North Bend, King County, Washington State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service. In-kind support comes from KMTT 103.7, The Mountain, and the Snoqualmie Casino.
To find out more or to sign up to volunteer, visit the organization’s Web site or contact (206) 812-0122 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Full-day and half-day shifts are available.