The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

Parks, History, and You

Seattle has 485 parks and natural areas. Ever wonder how they got there? Each park has a unique story, a messy assemblage of history and ecology. Though this brief post cannot do justice to them all, it will tell a broad-stroke story of the park system. Early Days The...

The climate is changing, and so must we

It’s been a wild few days of weather – from spurts of hail to howling winds to shiny blue skies. While this cannot be completely attributed to climate change, it follows a trend of intensifying weather events. And it makes you wonder how the changing climate will...

Breaking Records in 2017!

In 2017 the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) made some serious on-the-ground impacts in forested parklands across Seattle.   On the Ground Green Seattle has the ambitious goal to restore all 2,500 acres of forested parklands by 2025, and staff knew that 2017 had to be...

Become a Master Native Plant Steward

Are you curious about the natural world?  Want to connect with others to care for a park near you?  The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS), Seattle Parks and Recreation, and the Green Seattle Partnership are recruiting now for the Master Native Plant Steward...

Make This MLK Day a Day On, Not a Day Off

  “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing to help others?'” -  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, make MLK a day on, not a day off, by volunteering with the Green Seattle Partnership! Help to move us toward Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s...

Outreach Practices. What Works Best?

“Not all efforts will succeed, keep trying. Not just about getting volunteers (though that is important) it is also about being PART of your community.”- Lewis Park Steward How do Seattleites learn about volunteering at a Green Seattle restoration site? In a Forest...

The Wonders of Dirt

Children playing in the dirt – muddying their pint-sized sweater vests and exposing themselves to billions of bacteria – may not be most parents’ idea of good health. A growing body of research, however, suggests exactly the opposite. From infancy to old age,...

Restore Your Holiday Decor!

It's that time of year when the temperatures are dropping and everyone is busy holiday shopping. Storefronts and front yards are decorated and dazzling for the holiday season; so we wanted to get in on the fun and to share some DIY holiday decorations with you that...

Save The Date for 2018 Shareholders!

  SAVE THE DATE for the annual GSP Shareholders Meeting on January 27th at Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center! This year's theme will focus on "Telling Our Story." Moving into the 14th year of our 20-year plan to restore our forested parklands, we want to educate...

Much Ado about Mulch

The plants that the Green Seattle Partnership(GSP) plants are very young, babies really, and we need to do everything we can to set them up to be able to grow and thrive. These helpful hints can be used for plants and trees in your yard as well as forest restoration...

The Herons of Commodore Park

Amidst the clamor of the Ballard Locks – loudspeakers blaring, trains rumbling, bells ringing, visitors shouting, and sea lions barking as they scoop up migrating salmon – you may catch the sound of an avian squawk. Looking closer, into a canal-side grove of red...