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Tree Advisory Board

Per Chapter 2.45 in the Entiat Municipal Code:

The Tree Advisory Board (Tree Board) shall "be responsible for advising and educating on issues pertaining to trees and wooded plants in the city of Entiat, Washington, and to maintain the status of Tree City U.S.A."

"The Entiat tree advisory board shall consist of seven members who live or work in the Entiat Valley and whom the mayor with the approval of the Entiat city council shall appoint."

Board members serve a 3 year term.

The Entiat Advisory Tree Board volunteers work on fulfilling the National Arbor Day standards for yearly re-certification; maintaining Entiat TREE CITY, USA. status since the year 2000. The Tree Board hosts an annual tree distribution to celebrate Arbor Day each April and works with community volunteers each October on Make-A-Difference Day. Members of the Board join Entiat students K-12 and other Boards and community organizations on varied activities yearly. The Board has advised and assisted on long range plans like developing the mouth of the Entiat River project; City Parks/Museum projects; tree plantings along Hwy 97A, Lakeshore Drive & waterfront path, Abby Dabby, Rainbow Gardens and Kiwanis Parks; and tree replacements on city sites. Over the years through grants and city support the Board has helped develop a healthy diversified urban forest.

Current board membership includes the following:

Joe Bell
Bob Grieb
Steve Hyzer
Kathy Litch
Steve Peek