Public comment period has been extended to November 14, 2018 Seattle Parks and Recreation has just released revised plans for a pilot project that will guide future policy regarding “new uses” in park greenspaces. This pilot will install a mountain … Continue reading Park Natural Areas Must be Preserved!
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.
I was shocked when I first saw this die-off in 2015, and I contacted Paul Shannon of the Friends of Seward Park. He told me the forest stewards were aware of it and that they were alarmed. Since then, I have watched a section of once-lush understory turn into a dead zone, … Continue reading Mysterious die-off threatens Seward Park
A critical meeting on zoning and parks for West Seattleites. Continue reading Meeting for Zoning and Parks
City Council’s proposed legislation to allow camping in Seattle Parks must be stopped. There are few human activities that will impact an urban forest as much as camping. This recent camp in Magnuson Park was in place less than a month, and now the … Continue reading No Camping in Seattle Parks!
Did you know Seattle’s Off-Leash Policy is under review? Your favorite park could become open range for free-running dogs. The Parks Department calls the concept “Variable Hours”, meaning some locations in some parks might allow off-leash at certain times of … Continue reading Seattle should not approve off-leash in natural parks