After my statement at the Delridge District Community Meeting last week, about Seattle’s upcoming Off-Leash Plan, there were a few questions. Here are a few more. Do we support off-leash? Really? Yes. We really do. We also support leashed … Continue reading Seattle’s Off-Leash Plan
Seattle Parks and Rec is reviewing the off-leash dog policy, and will present a draft plan on January 1, 2016. Surprised? So were we—especially when we saw the range of options they are looking at. We have asked Parks to … Continue reading Dog Policy: SHARING Seattle’s Parks and Natural Areas?
Last Sunday after finishing a gorgeous hike in Seward Park’s old-growth forest, I passed a young family just starting out on the trail. Their little boy was bouncing along with that pure kid-joy that makes your heart melt just to … Continue reading Why We Need Nature in Seattle
We oppose the Parks Department’s Supplemental Use Guidelines, including their latest version of changes, which includes new language. Is the latest version of Parks’ policy change any more palatable? NO! This is why: We should preserve these areas for the … Continue reading NO “New Uses” in Seattle Natural Areas
Last night, the Seattle Nature Alliance was invited to a PRO vs CON discussion for the Southeast Seattle District Council. Denise represented the CON side, and Susan Golub from the Park Policy Unit presented the PRO side. Each side presented … Continue reading Straight Talk from the Hot Seat
Some things don’t belong in an urban forest! Last week, a Seattle Times article touted the success of a commercial zip line in Bellevue’s Eastgate Park. The article seemed to imply that Seattle is missing out because zip lines are … Continue reading Why zip lines get us RILED