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Photo of trees planted by the County.

Planting and preserving trees are just a few of the actions the County takes to preserve and restore local ecosystems.

In an ecosystem, plants, animals, and other living organisms function together with their physical environment. An ecosystem can be small—like a local creek—or large; the whole earth is one big ecosystem. The things we do every day can affect both local and global ecosystems. The County builds partnerships with businesses, nonprofits, and citizens to preserve and restore local ecosystems through creek restoration, urban forestry, and other initiatives.