•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?
I often crave the silence of an empty room. The over stimulation of daily living – the commute to work, the meeting chatter, the need to be constantly engaged with the computer screen – can leave me feeling completely exhausted. … Continue reading Alone & Together
It’s been a week since we launched our petition, Preserve Seattle Parks Natural Areas and Greenspaces, and we continue to gather signatures. We had a little speed bump, with Change.org going off line for a couple of days, but all seems … Continue reading Petition Updates: Progress, Support, and Thanks!
(Guest post from Marv Breece) The year is 2025. You decide early one spring morning to visit a Seattle Park to perhaps see or at least to hear the songs of migrant warblers. Or perhaps some other recently arrived migrant … Continue reading 2025
Six Reasons You Should Sign Our Petition: Seattle Parks has drafted a new policy to open our Natural Areas and Greenspaces to unspecified “new uses”, including active sports installations like zipline courses, bike skills courses and more. We are trying … Continue reading Seattle Needs to Protect Urban Natural Areas