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Posted on: January 20, 2017

City of Sequim to Participate in the Urban Forestry Restoration Project

The City of Sequim will welcome a crew from the Urban Forestry Restoration Project, through a grant administered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Urban and Community Forestry Program, to assist in City parks Monday, January 30 through Thursday, February 23, 2017. The Puget SoundCorps team will remove non-native invasive plants, re-vegetate with native plants, and apply mulch at Carrie Blake Park, Gerhardt Park, on the Gebhardt Zwicker Trail, and along Bell Creek. The six-member crew will work Monday through Thursday.

The program offers the City the opportunity to enhance the capacity of urban forests to manage stormwater and increase air and water quality by improving the health and functionality of trees and forested sites. Invasive non-native plants prevent forested areas from providing the full benefits of healthy forests by competing for water and nutrients with trees.

“We are very excited to be able to participate in this program and to work with the Puget SoundCorps team to keep the trees in our City Parks healthy,” said Operations Manager Ty Brown.

Please contact the Sequim Public Works Department at (360) 683-4908 with questions. For more information about the Urban Forestry Restoration Project, contact Micki McNaughton at
(360) 902-1637 or micki.mcnaughton@dnr.wa.gov.

DNR’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is made possible through a partnership with the USDA Forest Service. Puget SoundCorps is part of the broader Washington Conservation Corps program administered by Washington Dept. of Ecology. Puget SoundCorps crews work on projects that help restore and protect water quality in Puget Sound. The Washington Conservation Corps is supported through grant funding and Education Awards provided by AmeriCorps.
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