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
After my statement at the Delridge District Community Meeting last week, about Seattle’s upcoming Off-Leash Plan, there were a few questions. Here are a few more. Do we support off-leash? Really? Yes. We really do. We also support leashed … Continue reading Seattle’s Off-Leash Plan
Seattle Parks and Rec is reviewing the off-leash dog policy, and will present a draft plan on January 1, 2016. Surprised? So were we—especially when we saw the range of options they are looking at. We have asked Parks to … Continue reading Dog Policy: SHARING Seattle’s Parks and Natural Areas?
Last Sunday after finishing a gorgeous hike in Seward Park’s old-growth forest, I passed a young family just starting out on the trail. Their little boy was bouncing along with that pure kid-joy that makes your heart melt just to … Continue reading Why We Need Nature in Seattle
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