Arbor Day Earth Day

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Dear Volunteer,
The City of Renton is committed to protecting the health of our community and staff. 

In response to the quickly evolving and recent directives by King County Seattle Public Health’s local order, Governor Inslee’s directive on March 16, 2020 and our Renton School District wide closures as of March 16, 2020 the Arbor Day and Earth Day volunteer event has been cancelled.
 
There are other volunteer opportunities happening later this spring and summer listed www.rentonwa.gov/volunteer.  We hope to see you at one of those events.
 
If you have any questions, regarding volunteer opportunities please contact me at tnishi@rentonwa.gov
           
On behalf of our staff, we sincerely miss seeing you, working beside you and serving you. We wish you well.

 

Tree City USA

Since 2008, Renton has been recognized as a Tree City USA. Holding an Arbor Day observance is one of the four standards the city must meet according to the Arbor Day Foundation. The others:

  • Establishment of a tree board or department
  • A tree care ordinance
  • A community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita

The planting and care of trees has proven to be one of the most effective ways to protect the environment. Additional trees prevent soil erosion, produce oxygen, and improve fish and wildlife habitats.

The city has over 136,000 trees in natural areas, parks, along streets, and other city properties. Since the first Arbor Day/Earth Day in 2005, more than 600 trees and thousands of shrubs have been planted with the assistance of almost 2,000 volunteers.

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