The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

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...

2019 – The Year of Maintenance

    What is maintenance?  We refer to the latter phases of GSP restoration, phases 3 and 4, as establishment and maintenance respectively. This work happens after initial invasive species removal has occurred, and native plants have been installed. In these phases we...

Invasive species awareness week 2019

Governor Inslee has again proclaimed February 24 - March 2 of 2019 to be Washington Invasive Species Awareness Week. There are all sorts of problematic invasive species in Washington, including insects, disease pathogens, and plants. One of the core elements of our...

2018 Accomplishments

As we wrap up our year end reporting, we measure ourselves using metrics that are easily quantified: 170,697 native plants installed in our projects, 4,177 of trees saved from the grips of invasive English ivy, 76,920 volunteer hours dedicated in support of our...