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Duwamish Valley Tree Canopy

The DIRT Corps wants to support the communities of the Duwamish River Basin in bolstering our tree canopy by providing free trees to our neighbors and furthering educational opportunities with our partnered mentorship crews!

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Project Description

DIRT Corps, alongside our partners The Duwamish Valley Youth Corps and Seattle Parks Foundation, have had huge successes with free tree giveaway programs throughout the South Seattle area. We recognize both the enthusiasm for greater tree density throughout our communities – as well as the need for healthier air quality, industrial urban carbon capturing, and cooling our waters for more ideal salmon habitats.

Donated funds will go towards acquiring trees for free giveaways, coordinating with partner organizations, and holding more events that would bring more tree canopy to community.

Project Resources

  • Two people wearing face masks and standing with trees.

    Fedora and Adrian at our MiniMart Georgetown Tree Giveaway.

  • Trees on their way to growing greener neighborhoods!

  • Youth engagement at a tree giveaway.

  • Trees in the ground!

  • One more tree in the neighborhood. Made possible by Urban Systems Design www.urbansystemsdesign.com Photos ©Fedora el Morro www.tinyboxmedia.com

Project News

South Seattle residents want greener neighborhoods — without more gentrification

A push to protect the city's tree canopy is meeting resistance in neighborhoods that see the effort as a harbinger of displacement.

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