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Seattle Parks and Recreation issues RFP for Volunteer Coordination and Leadership for the Green Seattle Partnership

Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is seeking proposals for consultants to provide volunteer coordination and leadership for the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP) program in 2017, with the possibility of an extension for 2018.

The Green Seattle Partnership was formed in 2004 with a memorandum of understanding between the City of Seattle and Forterra; the partners created a 20 Year Strategic Plan with benchmarks and goals to restore all 2,500 acres of Seattle’s forested parkland by 2025. Now halfway through the initial 20-year strategic plan, Seattle’s forested parklands are well on their way to being restored to verdant, valuable and beneficial spaces for communities to enjoy. SPR is responsible for the support of the GSP’s efforts to engage the community and manage the citywide restoration of forested parklands.

Through this Request for Proposal (RFP) process, SPR is looking for a partner or partners who can develop long-term volunteer resources for the continued care of SPR’s GSP sites, focusing recruiting efforts on underrepresented community stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity to work with SPR to recruit for, organize, and lead volunteers in forest stewardship activities; lead education activities for participating volunteers; organize volunteer appreciation efforts, and provide general Forest Steward Support among other tasks.

The RFP can be downloaded by clicking here, or you can request a copy and direct questions to:

Project Manager: Jon Jainga, Manager II
Seattle Parks and Recreation
1600 S. Dakota St.
Seattle, WA 98108

Proposals are due to Mr. Jon Jainga by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016. Proposers must submit one original unbound, two bound copies, and one electronic CD copy of the response.