The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

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...

Winter Twig ID

How are your plant identification skills? Are you wanting a little extra challenge? Have you ever been curious about a plant during the winter but couldn't tell what it was? Whether you're a beginner looking to spice up your winter hikes with a new skill, or seasoned...

MLK day on with GSP

Every year we take the third Monday in January off of work and school to celebrate and remember Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.. This year, spend the day giving back to your community, and the planet with the Green Seattle Partnership. We have events on MLK day, and the...