The National Park Service‘s Seattle Office has an opening for an AmeriCorps intern position in their downtown office near Pioneer Square. Here is a link to a position description for a Southwest Conservation Legacy-AmeriCorps position with the NPS in Seattle office that will begin immediately and extend through December 2014. NPS has worked with three interns over the last three years, and are excited to have another opportunity to work with a young professional. They are hoping to find ..continue reading
The Seattle City Light 2013 Environment Report now available.
As a municipal untility, we should be proud of City Light for many reasons, City Light says, including their protection of fish and wildlife habitats, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, resource conservation, and collaboration with stakeholders on environmental issues related to City Light’s electricity generation and distribution.
Seattle Parks and Recreation Lists Seattle Volunteer Naturalist Program 2014 - Share your love and knowledge of urban nature with park visitors!
Deadline for applications is Feb 12!!
Do you love sharing nature with others? Are you interested in learning more about the flora and fauna of Seattle’s many public green spaces and parks? If so, you are the perfect candidate for the Seattle Volunteer Naturalist program. Volunteer Naturalists participate in 10 weeks of ..continue reading
During the week of January 27, 2014, King County contractor crews will continue survey work around the project area and begin clearing the project site east of Lowman Beach Park to prepare for site stabilization activities in February.
Some of the survey work will occur in streets and sidewalks near the project sites. Traffic control personnel will be present to assist passage through the work areas and avoid congestion.
Crews will remove some trees, brush, underground tanks and building foundations ..continue reading
Seattle Parks and Recreation will host three community meetings in January to get feedback on the work done by the Parks Legacy Citizens’ Advisory Committee in preparation for a potential 2014 park and recreation funding ballot measure.
King County Wastewater Division has released additional information about the construction about to begin at the Lowman Beach Park combined sewer overflow location.
How will the facility be built?Stabilizing the hillside – the contractor will install soil nail walls by inserting steel rods into the hillside and attaching screens to them. Reinforcing the rods and screens with concrete adds stability to the walls and controls erosion. Controlling groundwater – A drill will install over 100 interlocking concrete ..continue reading
The University of Washington Botanical Gardens Educational Program has posted their new Winter/Spring 2014 class offerings. They have cool classes on a variety of topics all winter and spring.
Want to learn a little about woody plant selections or proper pruning? Or are you curious about saving seeds, foraging for your food, or becoming a beekeeper? Become a First Detector, and learn to monitor plant pests in our area. The Botanical Gardens Educational Program has all ..continue reading
The Residential Yard Sampling and Cleanup Program (Yard Program) offers free soil sampling and cleanup for homes impacted by the former Tacoma Asarco smelter. The design document explains how Ecology will run the Yard Program. The response to comments addresses the questions and concerns the department heard during the March-April, 2013 public ..continue reading
The Parks Legacy Citizens Advisory Committee (PLCAC), appointed to consider Seattle Parks and Recreation’s future funding options, has released a first draft of 37 newly prioritized investment initiatives (funding recommendations) that are being considered for a possible ballot measure in August 2014.
Also, the Committee is considering what type of funding mechanism to use: short-term, long-term, levy or Metropolitan Park District. The committee has asked community members to attend ..continue reading
The Environmental Working Group has partnered with the Keep-A-Breast Foundation to bring attention to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies such as increasing production of certain hormones, decreasing production of others, imitating hormones, turning one hormone into another – and so much more.
The two groups have created a Dirty Dozen list which includes BPA, phthalates and other endocrine disruptors that are widespread in consumer products such as plastic containers, food cans and fragrances.