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Green Burien Partnership’s 2023 Annual Report Released

The City of Burien has released a 2023 annual report celebrating the significant progress the Green Burien Partnership made toward its goals in Burien last year.

The Green Burien Partnership’s vision is to have a healthy urban forest supporting — and supported by — an aware and engaged community. The Partnership’s mission is to engage the community in enhancing and maintaining a healthy, sustainable urban forest in order to increase quality of life, mitigate climate change at the local level, and protect Burien’s valuable natural resources for current and future generations to enjoy. The Partnership leads with environmental justice with the understanding that it’s our responsibility to shift the story around access to green spaces while we improve them. It is through relationship building and partnership that this work is possible. This work is guided by the Green Burien Partnership Urban Forest Stewardship Plan.

Some highlights from the report include:

  • 95% of all program costs were covered by in-kind donations and existing staff time
  • 35 volunteer events were held, resulting in 800 trees and 1,060 shrubs and groundcovers planted and removal of 145,000 square feet of weeds
  • Approximately 1,500 trees were assessed and inventoried across public and private property – including 101 unique tree species
  • 46 tree-related permits were issued on private property and approximately 160 trees retained and protected during development

Read the full report to learn more about the work, stories behind some of the major highlights, and what’s to come in 2024 at the links below.

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Volunteers planting at Green Burien Day 2023.
Volunteers planting at Green Burien Day 20203 (photo: Charissa Soriano)
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