The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

Blackberry Bonanza

Most of the time removing aggressive Himalayan blackberry involves cutting thorny canes, digging up brainy-looking roots, and suppressing regrowth with thick layers of mulch.  This time of year, for just a few weeks, the work gets a little more delicious. Removing...

Arts in Nature Festival

  FREE Festival at Camp Long - June 29th & 30th Regular visitors to Camp Long are already familiar with the park’s towering forests and the active restoration projects taking place through the Green Seattle Partnership. This weekend, however, Camp Long will be...

Citizen Science in Seattle

What is citizen science? Citizen science is a way for volunteers to participate in the collection of scientific data. The data collected are often used for large-scale projects, where it would be impossible for professional scientists to collect all the necessary...

Finding Art in Nature

  For 45 minutes, which can be an eternity in kindergartner time, the students hauled buckets of mulch and dutifully emptied them around young native plants. Then finally, it was time to build. On a sunny Friday along Longfellow Creek, teaching artist Jules Hepp led...

Duwamish Alive!

An Earth Day Celebration April, also known as Earth Month, has come and gone; but it's always the time of year when folks in our communities are looking for ways to give back to the environment.  You’ve probably heard of Earth Day which is celebrated every year on...

Bird Alley Restoration in Discovery Park

Bird Alley: A Hostpot for BiodiversityDiscovery Park's Bird Alley is properly named due its hotspot status for bird abundance and diversity.  In Seattle's largest park, this area is very high profile and visible to the public due its proximity to popular nearby...

Celebrating Northwest Native Plants

For Native Plant Appreciation Week we asked our staff and volunteers to pick a favorite native plant -- which is a difficult task! Most of us struggled to pick just one of our favorites because the Pacific Northwest has so many beautiful, charismatic, fun, and...

Earth Day 2019

Indian plum is in full bloom, and another round of Himalayan blackberry buds are leafing out, you know what that means - Spring is here and Earth Day 2019 is upon us! It's the perfect time of year to celebrate and give back to the beautiful planet we inhabit. We're...