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!
Seattle needs to protect its park natural areas so future generations will have daily access to wild nature. Continue reading Will Seattle Keep its Urban Wild?
Seattle Nature Alliance has a booth at the fabulous Summer Fest in West Seattle again this year! We’ll be sharing what we’ve been working on this past year and talking about upcoming plans to preserve and protect Seattle’s wonderful urban … Continue reading See you at Summer Fest 2017!
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
Passive Uses are: Universal – uses that are available to virtually everyone Compatible – they are compatible with other passive uses and with the other living creatures that depend upon the land for habitat. Free – they do not require … Continue reading Passive Use, a Thin Green Line
(This post was updated on 8/27/14 and is also available as a pdf here. Feel free to share) Passive-Use, a Thin Green Line Now that we’ve marched down the aisle and pledged our eternal and undying love for Seattle parks, one question remains. Will we love our parks to death? Seattle is changing fast. Our population is exploding, neighborhoods are densifying, traffic is just plain nuts. We’ve come up in the world, which is wonderful. But, city life takes its toll and we’ll need greenspaces to keep us healthy and happy. We’ll also need careful planning so we don’t ruin … Continue reading Passive Use …a Thin Green Line