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Seattle Parks’ commitment to environmental stewardship often starts in the greenhouse

Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages all citizens to be good stewards of the environment, and it’s our job to lead by example. Our department has a long history of enhancing the beauty and sustainability of public forests and parks by using diverse and adaptable plants in city landscapes to promote the conservation of native plant and wildlife habitat.

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Green Seattle Partnership has plenty to celebrate on its 10th birthday

When people picture the Pacific Northwest, visions of mountains and lush greenery come to mind. Though our infamous rain fall helps, maintaining Seattle’s urban forests and keeping our city healthy and green is a big job. Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) was created to aid in that effort. GSP turns 10 years old

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Youth Green Corps gives new hope to at-risk youth

Three years ago Seattle Parks and Recreation Trails Coordinator Chukundi Salisbury created the Youth Greens Corps in partnership with Goodwill. Youth Green Corps is a nine-month program. Participants receive training in a classroom setting and learn environmental stewardship by restoring trails and parks. The program aims to address youth unemployment and create pathways to green jobs.

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Your Seattle Parks Fall Bucket List

Seattleites know better than anyone that fun doesn’t have to stop when the rain starts. Fall arrived on Sept. 23, and we’ve compiled a list of this season’s must-dos. Make a commitment to get out of the house this fall and prove to everyone you’re doing it. Send photos to @seattleparks and

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Seattle Parks Foundation hosts ‘Estate Planning for Women,’ Oct. 9

The Seattle Parks Foundation will host a free seminar on estate planning for women on Thursday, Oct. 9. There are two seminar times and locations to choose from: 1 to 3 p.m. at Ravenna-Eckstein Community Center 6535 Ravenna Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. at Seattle Public Library -

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Park Ranger shares knowledge of city’s history, culture

How many buildings were destroyed in the Great Seattle Fire of 1889? How many coffee shops does Seattle have per 1,000 people? What was the catalyst that helped establish Pike Place Market? You don’t know? Seattle Park Ranger Peggy Bohan does: 116, 3.5 and the skyrocketing price of onions (respectively).

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Performing arts program supports LGBTQ youth of color on Sept. 24

Seattle Parks and Recreation and the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute invite the community to a mentor showcase for “Bearing Witness” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m., (doors open at 3:45 p.m.) Langston Hughes Performing Art Institute is located at 104 17th Ave. S at E Yesler Way in Seattle. The

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Rainier Beach Youth come together to plan Othello Park Concert

Between July 31 and Sept. 4, 19 youth ranging in age from 11-17 met each Thursday at Rainier Beach Community Center to plan a community concert at Othello Park. The concert took place on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Othello Youth Concert was one program among many selected by Mayor Ed Murray’s

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Maple Viewing Festival at Seattle Japanese Garden on Oct. 12

  Take in the breathtaking sight of maple trees ablaze in fall color at the Seattle Japanese Garden on Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, when the garden hosts its annual Maple Viewing Festival. Visitors are invited to enjoy live music, hands-on nature activity stations sponsored by the University of Washington Botanic Garden and

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Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks nominations for annual volunteer service awards

Seattle Parks and Recreation is seeking nominations for the Denny Awards, which honor volunteer service to the city’s parks system. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The awards will be presented at a recognition ceremony on Tuesday, Dec.9, 2014 at Rain Forest Pavilion at the Woodland Park Zoo. The

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