On this fine Earth Day, we here at King County Parks like to start off our favorite tree-hugging day with a little celebratin’. This morning, we joined other King County types at the Olympic Sculpture Park for the 2013 Green Globe Awards, given every two years by King County to celebrate the green, earth-loving contributions of community and corporate partners.
We were delighted to be able to present the “Leader in Community Stewardship” award to Cascade Bicycle Club and Friends of the Cedar River Watershed. In addition to steadfastly advocating for the development of green infrastructure, like King County’s very own Regional Trails System, Cascade engages King County citizens in cycling, encouraging people to get out of their cars and onto two wheels, which ultimately helps reduce our carbon footprint and makes our community healthier.
Friends of the Cedar River Watershed connects King County residents with our local watershed through education, restoration, and stewardship, improving native habitat in the Cedar River watershed and beyond. Every year, Friends of the Cedar River Watershed engages thousands of volunteers in caring for places like our very own Cavanaugh Pond and Taylor Mountain Forest.
Photos from the event are over at the KC Parks flickr. Thank you, Cascade and FCRW, for your hard work and dedication and CONGRATS!