Celebrate Arbor and Earth Day in Snoqualmie and North Bend: A Call to Green Action!

This April, the cities of Snoqualmie and North Bend are buzzing with activities dedicated to nurturing our environment and promoting urban forestry.

As both communities have earned notable recognition for their green initiatives, they invite you to partake in a series of family-friendly events to enhance our communal spaces and celebrate nature’s beauty. Here’s what’s happening:

Earth Day Celebration in Snoqualmie – April 22

Where: Snoqualmie Community Park, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Activities: Engage in habitat restoration by removing invasive plants, mulching, and taking home a strawberry plant. This drop-in event promises engaging environmental education and community bonding.

Snoqualmie’s Arbor Day Celebration – April 27

Where: Community Park, 35016 SE Ridge Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

What: A day packed with tree planting, invasive species removal, a scavenger hunt, children’s activities, and a pizza lunch.

This event honors Snoqualmie’s proud status as a Tree City USA and Sterling Community and showcases the city’s ongoing commitment to urban forestry. Phil Bennett, Snoqualmie’s Master Arborist, invites community members of all ages to join the fun.

North Bend Honored as Tree City USA – Arbor Day Foundation Recognition

North Bend celebrates its 13th consecutive year of being named a Tree City USA, acknowledging its dedication to effective urban forest management.

Mike McCarty, Principal Planner, states, “Trees form a critical component of North Bend’s character and identity… We continue to plan in and work for a growing valley while also implementing thoughtful policies that nurture and protect our trees, an asset our community deeply values.”

The city met the Arbor Day Foundation’s rigorous standards, including maintaining a tree board, a tree care ordinance, a community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita, and observing Arbor Day with a proclamation.

Mountains to Sound Greenway Earth Day – April 20

Activity: Volunteer from 9 a.m. to noon to plant native plants and shrubs at Meadowbrook Slough, contributing to the area’s ecological health and diversity. This event welcomes individuals and families and encourages a hands-on approach to conservation.

North Bend Beautification Days – April 21 & 22

Start: Gather at 10:30 a.m. at the North Bend Train Depot. Join the city’s efforts in various clean-up and beautification projects, led by Mayor Miller and supported by the North Bend Downtown Foundation, Recology King County, and businesses.

Whether participating as a group or individually, your efforts will significantly contribute to North Bend’s charm and environmental stewardship.

These events reflect Snoqualmie and North Bend’s collective commitment to maintaining and enhancing our natural surroundings. For additional information on the Snoqualmie events, contact Phil Bennett at pbennett@snoqualmiewa.gov. Together, let’s celebrate our achievements and work towards a greener future! www.arborday.org.

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