The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

Letting the Light Shine Through

We take intentional steps to initiate and accelerate the healthy recovery of the city’s forested parkland. Over the past ten years of the program, we have realized restoration can take many forms, and a one-size fits all approach won’t always work in order to honor...

The Climate Deal

I have been thinking for while now about how Green Seattle Partnership contributes to sustainability in the city, particularly now that green cities around the United States are largely leading the way on innovation and commitment towards more robust climate...

The Elusive Phase 4

The Green Seattle Partnership uses a four-phase approach to restoration. This means that at any given time a restoration project site within a Seattle park is considered to be in one of four possible restoration phases - from "covered in weeds" all the way to happy,...

Native Plant Appreciation Week

It's Native Plant Appreciation Week, which means it's time to acknowledge the trees, shrubs, and groundcovers that make our native landscapes in the Pacific Northwest so unique. In celebration of Native Plant Appreciation Week, we wanted to share a colorful tribute to...

Celebrate Earth Day with Green Seattle!

On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the...

WANTED: Plant Ecologist

Love plants and people? Seattle Parks and Recreation is looking to add one Plant Ecologist to help lead the work of the Green Seattle Partnership. Plant Ecologists are responsible for the implementation of restoration citywide in the forested parklands. They...

Seattle Parks and Recreation is Hiring!

  We're hiring! Seattle Parks and Recreation is expanding our amazing Natural Area Crews that works on restoration and maintenance in forested parks across the City. Maintenance Laborer opportunities have posted for positions on these crews beginning in 2017. Be ready...

2016 Year in Review

Check out just how much progress we made in 2016 towards achieving our goal of restoring 2,500 acres of Seattle's forested parklands by 2025. Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer with us in 2016, and we can't wait to see these numbers grow in the year...

What’s volunteer time worth, anyway?

Planting trees, grubbing out blackberry, pulling ivy all can be tough work; which makes our volunteers and the time they dedicate to the Partnership so valuable. But did you know that there is an actual dollar value attributed to volunteer hours? In fact, Independent...