The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

This week in the parks: Sept 4-10

Hello friends, fans, and supporters of Seattle's urban forest! If you want to plug into a volunteer project this week, look no further than these upcoming events. Your parks need you - so pick a date and head outside to dig in with some hands-on forest restoration....

The half-way point: GSP’s 10-year Strategic Plan Update

It's been 10 years since the Green Seattle Partnership formed and began work on an ambitious 20-year strategic plan. How are we doing? Well, we're taking some time this year to dig into that question. The original 20-year plan set out to achieve these three goals by...

When Seattle Heats up, its Forests Stay Cool

Last week was a scorcher! According to the predictions of climate researchers, we can expect more and more weeks like these in our summers.  But before you hop in your car and head to the movie theater or hardware store for an air conditioner, we’d like to offer an...

GSP Dashboard

In order to meet the overall GSP goal of re-establishing and maintaining healthy urban forests by the year 2025, we strive to meet a number of primary targets each and every year: 1) new acres of invasive plants removed, 2) plants installed (planted), 3) acres of weed...

Forest Stairways

The city is a big place that can take a lifetime to explore. Seattle has over 650 public stairs of varying lengths and elevation challenges, which allows us both an opportunity to see the Emerald City’s incredible assets as well as some great forests that you might...

Seward Park: The Gem of the Park System

Ever wonder how GSP prioritizes work, classifies forest health and measures success?  This summer, we categorized 54 acres as “Phase IV” in Seward Park alone. This means those restoration zones meet much of our criteria for a healthy forest. It doesn't mean we are...

Mapping Restoration

Have you seen this map before? The GSP Reference Map helps us track restoration within individual parks while also monitoring progress citywide. We unveiled this new map last year on the ArcGIS Online platform, and it is a key tool in carrying out our goal to...

Parks: The Ultimate Outdoor Classroom

Bringing students into one of Seattle’s greenspaces allows students and educators to enter the ultimate outdoor classroom. It seems journal articles and newspaper/radio reports roll out weekly about the developmental and leardership-building benefits of getting kids...

Happy Native Plant Appreciation Week!

Why do native plants make our hearts skip a beat? So many reasons, we’re taking a whole week to tell you about it. Stick with us on the blog this week, as Forterra's Stewardship staff pens a love letter to the plants that help us do our best work. To understand the...

Green Seattle Partnership recognized as a game changer

We’re excited to announce that the Green Seattle Partnership will be getting this year’s “Community Game Changer” award at Forterra’s Awards Breakfast on May 19th! The Community Game Changer Award recognizes that a sustaining and sustainable renaissance and...

Green dog, good dog

Today's West Seattle Blog article on off-leash dogs in Lincoln Park highlights an important message to dog owners across the City. An undergraduate at the UW is researching the impacts of dogs on forest restoration. If you think one dog isn't making much of a...