Tackling stormwater in Puget Sound is an all-hands on deck situation. Organizations throughout the Puget Sound region are using innovative and creative solutions to address this challenge that continues to be the No. 1 polluter of our waterways.
There is one solution that is increasingly getting attention, which is more about going back to the basics: trees!
Today, The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with City Habitats, is releasing a "request for proposals" to support the capacity of local organizations to implement tree planting throughout Puget Sound urban areas, including on public and private lands.
We are seeking projects that will enhance the urban forest canopy, with specific focus on contributing to positive stormwater management, human wellbeing and other benefits.
$200,000 in funding will be distributed through this request for proposals; an additional round of funding will be released in 2019.
Proposals are due June 18.