2017 Green Globe awards: Honoring Our Partners

This morning, King County hosted the Green Globes, an awards ceremony honoring local businesses, cities, community groups and individuals for the work they’re doing to protect and improve our environment.

We were delighted that several Parks partners were recognized for their dedication to our parks and open space.

Recognized as Leader in Community Stewardship, the Cascade Middle School Drug & Alcohol Prevention Team is a dedicated group of students who volunteer at Dick Thurnau Memorial Park in White Center. From picking up litter to habitat restoration projects, they have done more than a dozen after-school events and are committed to making a positive impact in their community.

We honored Doug McClelland as Leader in Open Space Conservation. Recently retired from the Washington Department Natural Resources, Doug has been a tireless advocate for forest stewardship and land conservation in King County for more than 30 years.

REI was recognized as Corporate Leader in Community Stewardship for their support of local community-based groups that promote environmental stewardship. They encourage people to enjoy recreation opportunities in our parks and on our trails and have been long-time supporters of Parks’ work.

These are just a few of 300+ partners we work with each year. On behalf of parks, trails, forests, meadows, shorelines and critters, THANK YOU for your dedication and support!

Read about the other Green Globe awardees here.

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