Hang on to your hat. Grab a pencil, a calendar, your favorite “smart” device, whatever – here goes… First, the ALERTS On Sept 23, at 9:30 AM, the Energy sub-committee of the Seattle City Council will discuss the selling off … Continue reading Alerts and Updates
The reaction to Seattle Parks’ proposed Supplemental Use Guidelines for Natural Areas and Greenspaces came swiftly, from all corners of the city. The first indication came during a period of extended and overwhelming testimony against the guidelines at the June … Continue reading Letters from Pelly Place
The conflict over putting a mountain bike park in Cheasty Greenspace has brewed for over a year and a half now. Seattle Parks just issued a Determination of Non Significance (DNS) – basically saying that there will be no adverse … Continue reading Is Parks being straight with the public?
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