The 2014 Season of Beauty and Community Begins at the Orchard! Join your neighbors and colleagues and fellow urban farmers every Thursday starting this week, March 13, at the Community Orchard of West Seattle, starting at 5:00 pm and lasting through 7:00 pm.
Please consider COWS when deciding your volunteer plans for this year. Join us for the start of the growing season at our huge urban garden and orchard! It’s time to prune trees and berry bushes, and ..continue reading
Seattle’s only overnight camping park, Camp Long has announced their Summer NatureQuest Day Camp program with activities and locations designed for all participants to explore more environments all over West Seattle and beyond!
Making plans for the summer? Be sure to include Summer Nature Day Camp! Camp Long is sponsoring Nature Day Camps that will meet at a different park each week, so there is a real opportunity to explore. Camps will be held at Schmitz, Longfellow ..continue reading
Interested in preserving open space?
The West Seattle Green Space Coalition will be hosting a meeting this Sunday and then next week making the case to City Council and the Urban Forest Commission on why we should want to preserve open space currently under consideration for being sold by City Light.
The items in question are surplus substations located on public land which has been a long-standing part of the City’s infrastructure. For decades, the land has benefitted neighborhoods, first as substations ..continue reading
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
Call for Applications for the Immigrant and Refugee Commission
The City of Seattle is opening up the application process for new commissioners to serve on the Immigrant and Refugee Commission. The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs was created in January 2012 and this commission is one of the many important ways in which the City ensures that they are actively engaging and working with immigrant and refugee communities.
With the unprecedented growth in ..continue reading
Seattle Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with the Green Seattle Partnership, is undertaking another project to preserve portions of Me-Kwa-Mooks Park off SW Jacobsen Road. Activities will include control of four acres of invasive weeds, planting thousands of native plants, erosion control and litter removal with the help of urban forestry crews and volunteer support.
The public can expect to see activity throughout the year on Parks-owned properties that lie ..continue reading
The Delridge Grocery Cooperative, opening late this summer (2014), will provide the Delridge community and beyond with a full range of affordable, healthy local and sustainable food.
The Delridge Grocery Cooperative announced that they are seeking a Startup General Manager to lead their successful launch as the Delridge neighborhood’s community owned grocery store.
Are you a resourceful self-starter with plenty of hustle and thrive in a start-up environment?Are you excited to lead and manage, and be the driver of new ..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.
The 2013 Environment Report, their second report of this kind, is full of examples of the utility’s commitment to ..continue reading
The City of Seattle is Looking for Tree Lovers!
Do you dream of living in a tree house? Do you eagerly await the first leaf buds in the spring? Do you love to lie on your back and watch branches dancing in the breeze? Does a stroll down a tree-lined street put a smile on your face? You may be a tree lover!
The City of Seattle’s reLeaf program is looking for new Tree Ambassadors. Tree Ambassadors are a valued part of ..continue reading
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