Preserve Seattle Parks Natural Areas and Greenspace

Information and background on the petition, Preserve Seattle Parks Natural Areas and Greenspaces. Please read over the information below, and let us know your thoughts. Interested organizations, we would love to hear from you! Recent posts from SNA about the petition: … Continue reading Preserve Seattle Parks Natural Areas and Greenspace

Seattle’s Natural Areas – requests for policy info and more

Today Seattle Nature Alliance sent a letter to the City Council and several other organizations. We asked for information on development of the new greenspaces/natural areas policy that Parks Superintendent Williams mentioned last August. We also recommended the Cheasty PAT be dismissed or postponed until AFTER the new natural areas policy has been developed and approved: Revised permanent use policy for Seattle’s Natural Areas and Greenbelts (pdf) Feel free to distribute it, and please let the City Council know how you feel. Thanks! Continue reading Seattle’s Natural Areas – requests for policy info and more

New Signs in Schmitz Park

There are a couple of new additions to Schmitz Park, signs encouraging appropriate use:Located at the SW Hines and the Admiral/Stevens entrances to the park, they are a reminder to visitors to treat the park gently and with respect, as “The Forest Floor is Alive”. Schmitz Park, at 53 acres, includes some beautiful riparian habitat created by Schmitz Park Creek, and it is home to one last stands of old growth forest left in Seattle. The interpretive signs were designed and donated to Schmitz Park by artist/writer/designer Denise Dahn. She is a Co-founder and Director of Seattle Nature Alliance and … Continue reading New Signs in Schmitz Park