The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

Green Seattle Day 2016!

Thank you to everyone who came to Green Seattle Day this year! We were beyond thrilled to have 958 volunteers join us at 14 parks across the city. Together we planted 4,392 trees and other plants that will grow up into our future urban forest. If you were one of those...

Forest Inventory Results

Background Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) annually inventories 300 – 500 acres of our active restoration sites using the GSP Inventory Protocols (available at www.greenseattle.org search: Inventory). Active restoration means that Parks staff, volunteers, or...

World of the East Duwamish

Matthew Hilliard Day job: Corpsmember with Washington Conservation Corps Forest Steward at East Duwamish GS: Beacon Ave S (aka Horton)   My 1st priority for becoming a GSP forest steward was and still is to restore the ecosystems and habitat that have existed in...

Weathering Identity

A day without rain is like a day without sunshine -Weathering by A.R. Ammons There aren’t poems about Seattle’s dry summers. A week of cloudless, bright blue skies are as predictable and needed as the rain, as vital to growth. But Seattle has always been hesitant to...

Heron Watch 2016!

Great Blue Herons are fascinating birds that can live up to 20 years. These majestic animals can grow to up to 4.5 feet tall and have a wingspan of over 6.5 feet wide, and they are living right in our wild backyard! Seattle is home to heron colonies in Kiwanis Ravine...

Unfading Stewardship

There is a certain kind of Seattleite that is driven to give plants some love and/or restoration of their community is a unifying force in their life. Collectively, we refer to them as the Forest Stewards. They are part of an ever-growing community in which forest...