The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

Climate Ready Urban Forests

Climate Ready Urban Forests Constant natural environmental change from wind, droughts, and floods have helped build Seattle’s forested areas into the warehouse of biodiversity that we know today. In many ways they are not fragile, but on the other hand,  the...

Invasive Plant Look-alikes!

While the age old idiom warns of "seeing the forest for the trees," we're here to warn of the opposite: "seeing the trees for the forest!" What we mean is that it can be difficult to notice the difference between invasive and native species in our forests; many...

2019 Accomplishments!

The numbers for 2019 are in and they are absolutely incredible! Over the course of 72,248 volunteer hours, there were 90,233 native plants installed, and 2,925 trees saved from English ivy. This work took place across 155 parks and at 1,522 volunteer events, which is...

The Magical World of Mushrooms

Note: this blog post is not meant as a guide to identifying and collecting edible mushrooms. If you are interested in learning more about edible mushrooms please check out the Puget Sound Mycological Society (http://www.psms.org/index.php) As we transition from rainy...

MLK Day of Service 2020

Join us in celebrating the 25th MLK Day of Service.  Now, more than ever, our planet needs your service. Help us continue Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of service by making Janurary 20th a day on with us. We have over 20 volunteer opportunities on MLK day, and...

#OptToAct in 2020 and beyond

In 2015 REI closed their doors on Black Friday for the first time to launch their #OptOutside campaign. This year they're doing more by encouraging community members to take action and #OptToAct!⁠ Now its time to plan for the next 52 weeks of action. We've got a...

Green Seattle Day 2019

Green Seattle Day, It's Official November 2nd, 2019 - the sun was shining, the air was crisp, and the parks were full! Green Seattle Day 2019 boasted the most gorgeous weather anyone there could remember. Not only was this year a smashing success, it was the first...

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