Results and Accomplishments
This partnership successful restored the landscape along I-90 from
Seattle up over the
Cascade Mountains to rural areas of
State . It successfully created a continuous “greenbelt”, which is a highway that is surrounded by wilderness and is environmentally conscious. In 10 to 15 years the trees planted will permanently stabilize the soil in these areas preventing erosion from polluting the local watersheds and decreasing the stress on endangered salmon species. The seedlings planted will also be responsible for annually removing over 10,686,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and producing 5,343,000 pounds of oxygen.
While Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust continues to restore habitat along I-90 in
State, AMERICAN FORESTS continues to plant native trees all over the world in its effort to restore damaged ecosystems. AMERICAN FORESTS’ Global ReLeaf program, which began in 1990, has already planted well over 20 million trees. In 2005
FORESTS and Coleman Natural Foods announced a campaign to plant another 20 million trees by 2015. By forming partnerships with various groups, associations, departments, and companies like it did for this project, AMERICAN FORESTS will be able to achieve this goal.