Restore Our Waters e-newsletter
Green Seattle Partnership gets mention in the SPU's Restore Our Waters e-newsletter:
Do Salmon Grow in Trees?
We say yes, and to support this idea, we are building stronger ties between the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) and Restore Our Waters. The work of GSP to restore habitat and native vegetation helps slow stormwater and filter out pollutants. Since many of our parks and green spaces are home to urban waterways, the work of GSP Forest Stewards and volunteers keeps our urban forest as healthy as possible for wildlife and fish. After all, these waterways are both functioning parts of the Puget Sound ecosystem – and our city’s drainage system. That is a paradigm we face in an urban, built environment.
Partnerships are about sharing resources – knowledge, innovation, people and tools. Many city departments support the work of GSP, in particular the Office of Sustainability and Environment, Seattle Parks & Recreation and Seattle Public Utilities. These agencies are active partners in supporting GSP efforts because we need to balance the provision of an adequate drainage system for residents while protecting the environment. These agencies help with staff and resources, including scientific and technical support, tools and information sharing; together, we roll up our sleeves so that restoration efforts are effective. The reality of our built environment puts pressure on these natural areas, which is our legacy to protect.
In the upcoming year, Restore Our Waters will continue to partner with GSP and support efforts to reaching its goals. In this way, our shared vision of a sustainable city will continue to come to life!