Why are so many people opposed to opening natural areas to new uses? Here’s a few FAQs and our replies. If you agree, please sign our petition! Can’t we all just share nature together? Yes! That is the exactly the … Continue reading FAQs on Natural Area Policy
When a public organization makes an occasional misstep, it is forgiven. But when it makes repeated blunders in the face of consistent public feedback, well Seattle, we have a problem. Many people agree, and so do many organizations. The following … Continue reading Many Voices
On Thursday, June 25, A large group of dedicated people let the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners know exactly how they felt about Seattle’s Parks. At issue was a proposal from Seattle Parks and Recreation to add Supplemental Use Guidelines … Continue reading One Voice
(Guest post from John Barber, a former Park Board member) To the Board: I am writing as Chair of the Leschi Parks and Greenspace Committee, and I am also a former Park Board member (6 Years). I also wrote earlier … Continue reading A Response to Briefing Paper, Natural Areas Greenbelt Supplemental Use Guidelines
•No, we do not misunderstand this policy change. It effectively replaces the traditional policy of reserving natural areas for passive use, wildlife habitat, and ecosystem services with a policy that invites specialized-user groups to lay claim to natural areas for … Continue reading Seattle Nature Alliance answers its critics
We’ve been talking a lot about how Seattle’s Natural Areas should be for All People, and how Everyone deserves equitable access to nature. So, who is Everyone? The Seattle Nature Alliance maintains that Seattle’s natural area policy must be: Equitable Sustainable … Continue reading Who is Everyone?