Severe weather warning in effect for the Puget Sound area.
A series of storm systems is set to move through the Puget Sound area that have the potential to cause impacts over the next couple of days. The second, and potentially more powerful storm system will push through sometime on Saturday evening and into Sunday. The latest information can be found on alert.seattle.gov.
Ecosystem services are the environmental benefits provided by urban trees. These benefits include trapping and slowing rain water, energy conservation, carbon sequestration, heat island reduction, and improvements to air and water quality.
Supporting a healthy environment is one of Seattle Parks and Recreation’s fundamental outcomes as an organization, together with healthy people, strong communities and financial sustainability. Seattle Parks and Recreation's 2013 environmental stewardship report shows our commitment to track and report our work through enhanced performance management. The information will be used to recognize achievements and identify opportunities for improvement.