A group of 24 Aquarium Youth Ocean Advocates, adult volunteers and staff recently spent time working with King County Parks to plant 725 trees at Soaring Eagle Regional Park in Sammamish. The Aquarium partners with Forterra to purchase trees and coordinate the effort to plant them in Seattle-area parks and forests to help sequester the carbon output from the Aquarium. This was our third year in a row of partnering with Forterra on this project and it also attracted the largest-ever group of Aquarium volunteers to help plant the trees!
Thank you to Aquarium Conservation Manager Mark Plunkett for continuing to lead this great effort and to Youth Engagement Mentor Karlie Roland for coordinating our Puget Sound: We Love You campaign youth for a great day in the sunshine, getting dirty and supporting our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment! Click here to read a previous blog post about our partnership with Forterra.