Cultivate Diversity: Mix It Up for Healthy NeighborWoods
Three trees will be planted in a prior event which will increase the diversity of species in the native plant area by City of Sammamish Parks staff and members of the garden club. The goal is to restore a beautiful park area that will educate the public about native plants, native plant upland habitat and environmentally friendly mulching techniques and plant choices. The native plants will have identification tags, and a brochure and interpretive signs will explain the benefits and characteristics of native trees, shrubs and ground covers. Two public work parties beginning at 9 AM on September 27 and October 4 will gather many workers to put down cardboard mulch from KOR Recycled Packaging, Inc. in Kent. The cardboard will be topped with WoodStraw, a natural wood material developed by Forest Concepts in Auburn. It is guaranteed weed free and approved for use by the Washington DOE and DOT. This will be its first use in a park setting; it is currently widely used in erosion control.
Date: September 27, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Date: October 4, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Lower Commons Park.
Purpose: To celebrate the benefits of trees in the places people live. During National NeighborWoods Month, we want to share the message that planting and caring for trees adds value to our communities. Trees are not just a local concern but a national one as well. Your participation in National NeighborWoods Month not only enhances your community’s health, but also furthers our collective efforts to ensure that everyone gets to live in neighborhoods with trees.
Note: National NeighborWoods Month is part of the National NeighborWoods program, an initiative to re-green North American cities from coast to coast. The National NeighborWoods initiative is a program of the national Alliance for Community Trees in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation.
For Immediate Release Contact:
September 29, 2008
City of Sammamish
Local NeighborWoods Month Event Media Advisory
National NeighborWoods Month Media Advisory