The Citizen Action Training School is starting in March! Applications due Friday, 2-28

I wanted to share with you this special opportunity to learn more about the ecological communities of the region and the human regulations that affect these resources. The Mid Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group is now accepting applications for the Citizen Action Training School, and is looking for participants from diverse backgrounds and occupations and with […]

General Membership Meeting, Thursday, January 30, 2014 – 7:15 – 9:00 PM – Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE

Feet First’s Annual Stairway Walks Day – Seattle (with walks in the Thornton Creek Watershed), Bellevue, and Burien

Stairway Walks Day 2014   Join the only Stairway Walks Day in Washington. On Saturday, February 8, from 10am to 12pm, lace up your shoes, grab a friend, and get ready to explore neighborhood byways you can only see by foot. Last year, more than 260 people joined our signature event that featured fifteen walks exploring the […]

Good Bye, with Thanks, to Watershed Warrior and Community Leader Richard Conlin

President Ruth readies to read TCA’s letter of appreciation to Councilmember Richard Conlin at his farewell celebration, December 18. The full text of the letter is posted below.  Also pictured are John Lombard, Imogene Williams, and Chuck Dolan. Download PDF Letter to Richard Conlin  

Grants Available

Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA) Volunteer Cooperative Grant Program Grant applications will be accepted from December 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014. Over the years, WDFW’s ALEA Grant Program has supported hundreds of individuals and organizations who have undertaken a variety of projects that engage volunteers and benefit Washington’s fish and wildlife resources. ALEA grants […]

From Green Seattle Partnership — send an email today!

The more we at GSP learn about Seattle’s Parks Legacy Plan, the more worried we get. This Plan basically determines what the Parks Levy or Parks District will fund, and it currently under-funds the Green Seattle Partnership by $1.5 million every year. We need $3.6 million in capital funds every year to restore our forests by […]

Pre-Order Now for 2014 Native Bareroot Plant Sale

With winter coming on, it’s already time to think about spring planting! Next year’s growing season begins with the King County Conservation District annual Native Bareroot Plant Sale, set for Saturday, March 1, 2014. The District offers a wide variety of native trees & shrubs for home landscapes and conservation purposes, including wildlife habitat, windbreaks, hedgerows, […]

New Construction at 3310 NE 125th St., Environmentally Critical Area

Permit # 3015115   Details and additional links are here.   Environmentally Critical Area 40% Steep Slope Floodprone Riparian Corridor Salmon Watershed   Accepted Permit:  Land Use Application to allow a 6-story congregate residence with 150 bedrooms in an environmentally critical area. 1,990 sq. ft. of retail and 2 live-work units (1,985 sq. ft.) will be located […]

Mountain Bike Trails in Seattle’s Natural Areas?

Seattle Parks is drafting standards for mountain bike trails in the natural areas.  One would expect them be similar to Portland, Oregon’s standards, which are here, on page 31.  This would mean ripping out plantings to create a minimum 40’ line of sight and trail widths of six to twelve feet when you factor in the […]

Creative Thank You from The Perkins School 4th and 5th Graders

The Letter   The Envelope