(Update 5/17/2018: We sent another letter to Councilman Rob Johnson (and the Planning, Land Use & Zoning Committee), urging them to further strengthen the “Trees for All” proposal by adopting the 6″ DPH criteria for tree permitting. If adopted, we … Continue reading Support Strengthening Seattle’s Tree Policy NOW
In October, interim Mayor Tim Burgess signed an Executive Order strengthening Seattle’s protections for trees on private property. The order increases penalties for illegal tree cutting and will develop a fee-in-lieu program to help mitigate tree loss and preserve tree … Continue reading 30% or Bust: Towards a Stronger Tree Policy
An organized group is lobbying to convert part of the park into an arts campus. We oppose such a drastic change to the park’s current use and purpose as a natural area park. Please help us by signing and sharing … Continue reading Protect Discovery Park!
Where do Seattle Mayoral and Council candidates stand on the issues? Come to the Seattle Candidate Forum Tuesday evening, October 3rd, to hear what Seattle’s candidates have to say about issues concerning land use, livability, open space, and protecting/expanding our … Continue reading Seattle Candidate Forum
Update on the proposed expansion of the Asian Art Museum into Volunteer Park. A group of concerned citizens is pushing back hard against the proposal. They maintain it is wrong to use a landmark greenspace for a museum expansion. They are not opposing the much-needed interior renovations … Continue reading Protect Volunteer Park, please.
Cass Turnbull (1951-2017) , founder of Plant Amnesty and TreePac, and Seattle’s preeminent spokesperson for the importance of all things tree, has written a thoughtful article, “No Place for Old Trees”, outlining what’s at stake and what’s in store for Seattle, … Continue reading No Place for Old Trees