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Seattle Parks and Recreation

Environmental Stewardship
Caring for our City

 
Parks Environmental Stewardship:
(206) 733-9703 | ParksES@seattle.gov

Seattle Parks is always looking for new ways to be good stewards of our environment.

Hamilton Viewpoint
Mulching protects
newly planted areas

Seattle Parks cares for over 6000 acres of open space, 500 buildings, 185 sports fields, and operates hundreds of vehicles and pieces of power equipment to accomplish needed tasks. As we go about our daily maintenance practices and program delivery, we at Seattle Parks are committed to operating in the most efficient and responsible way possible.


"Mind Your Idle" program

And we are always looking for new ways to lessen our impact on our environment. Here are just some of the programs and ways we manage our use of natural resources that contributes to a healthier Seattle.

Beast Recycler
Recycling downed trees

For more information contact:
Dawn Blanch | (206) 733-9703 dawn.blanch@seattle.gov


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Updated February 28, 2013

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (EMS)

The Seattle Parks and Recreation EMS guides and supports improvements in environmental, social and fiscal performance.
 » EMS

THE ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP TEAM

A Parks Environmental Stewardship Team continually evaluates how we care for our natural resources.
 » The ES Team

BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Best Management Practices document standards and specification of the most comprehensive, up to date operational practices that reduce environmental impacts. In addition to formally established plans, conservation and stewardship actions are being taken throughout Seattle Parks.
 » more

RESOURCE CONSERVATION

As with our parks, we strive to make our operations as clean and green as possible. Through water, energy, and fuel conservation, and reducing and recycling our city's man-made and "clean-green" waste, we are able to put more public funds towards making Seattle's parks the best they can be.
 » more

HORTICULTURE
& LAND MANAGEMENT

Since 1884, when the citizens of Seattle dedicated their first park (Denny Park), volunteers and city staff have been actively caring for one of the nations finest and best cared for parks systems. As our population grows, so does our commitment to restore, preserve and maintain our parks, sports fields, and natural areas.
 » horticulture
 » pesticide reduction
 » forest restoration
 » trails program

URBAN WILDLIFE

Seattle Parks support more than human activity. Birds, fish, mammals big and small, and all kinds of insects live in our parks and add to the natural beauty of our city. At Seattle Parks, we partner with numerous organizations to continually enhance and expand wildlife habitat in the city.

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