Helping 1 Million Trees Take Root

The 1 Million Trees effort is part of King County’s ambitious five-year action plan to reduce carbon pollution and prepare for the impacts of climate change.

Healthy forests and trees store carbon and contribute to clean air and water, healthy habitat for salmon and other wildlife, and more livable communities.DSC_0030

Our Parks Division colleagues hosted a tree planting today at White Center Heights, and WTD employees were there to make sure the little saplings get off to a healthy, happy start.DSC_0043

Community partners provided enthusiasm, we provided the Recycled Water and GroCo compost made with Loop® produced at our treatment plants.

Recycling resources and returning valuable nutrients to the soil makes good sense.
Loop helps plants grow stronger and bigger, storing carbon while reducing our carbon footprint.

Using a recycled product such as Loop also avoids the greenhouse gas emissions associated with synthetic fertilizers.The recycled water we produce at our treatment plants is perfect for landscape and crop irrigation.

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King County’s recycled water is used locally at Starfire Sports (the Seattle Sounders’ practice center) and Willows Run Golf Course. The City of Kirkland’s Public Works uses it for a number of municipal purposes, and the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association uses it to irrigate the play fields at 60 Acres Park in Redmond.

Learn how you can get involved and support 1 Million Trees.