Joyce Altaras (right) helped lead the effort to preserve the west side of Lake Stickney from development. She attended a ceremonial tree-planting with Snohomish County Councilwoman Stephanie Wright (left) at the Lynnwood-area lake Monday as part of Earth Day. (Noah Haglund / The Herald)

Joyce Altaras (right) helped lead the effort to preserve the west side of Lake Stickney from development. She attended a ceremonial tree-planting with Snohomish County Councilwoman Stephanie Wright (left) at the Lynnwood-area lake Monday as part of Earth Day. (Noah Haglund / The Herald)

By 2040, they aim to plant 1 million trees over 2,500 acres

Snohomish County has teamed up with the conservation group Forterra on the Healthy Forests Project.

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