The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

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...

Be a Part of Duwamish History

A history of change lies along the shore of the Duwamish River. For over a thousand years, the Duwamish River has meandered through the narrow landmass we now call South Seattle. Indigenous tribes lived along the river since at least 500 CE and used the Green Duwamish...

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...

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...

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...

Call For New Forest Stewards

  You may be ready to take your GSP volunteer commitment to the next level if you: Have attended a restoration workparty event in the past year in Seattle; Really love one particular forested park in your neighborhood and are concerned about its future; Want to...

Give Back this MLK Day with GSP

"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, rather than a day off, by volunteering with the Green Seattle Partnership! Check out the list of events below to find a...

Stewardship in 2030

As the year ends, many of us speculate what the new year will bring. Personal goals and nation-wide shifts are on our collective minds. A long-term perspective on population and environmental guides our actions today as Green Seattle Partnership continues its 12th...