Presentation - Green Seattle Partnership

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Presentation - Green Seattle Partnership
GAME CHANGERS
AND BEYOND
SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
East Duwamish Greenbelt (photo: Bob Baines)
www.merriam-webster.com
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Lewis Park Before-and-After
Kinnear Park
Soundway
Ravenna Park
(Photo: Seattle Parks & TIA International Photography via Flickr)
Green Seattle Day 2014
• 8 Green Cities
• Serving 1.3 million
people
• Combined Goal: 7800
acres
• Over 1800 acres in
restoration
Connecting people, arts and nature since 1998.
Connecting people, arts and nature since 1998.
Connecting people, arts and nature since 1998.
12th Ave Viewpoint (Photo: Seattle Parks & TIA International Photography via Flickr)
State of the Partnership
Getting to Phase 4
Seattle Parks and Recreation Staff at
Seward Park for the Phase 4 Verification Project
Accomplishments To-Date
1,232
619,000+
781,000+
80
forested parkland acres
in restoration
plants
volunteer hours
parks
Celebrate Youth
Seward Park
Student Conservation Association
School Engagement
35
public and private schools participated
with Green Seattle Partnership
11,009
56
at
31
parks
school youth hours
education and training events
for students of all ages
What is Left?
Restoration is Working
Of all the acres in restoration…
acres improved 925
acres no change 201
acres declined
139
Current Funding Resources
Staff
CIP
Maintenance
(active restoration)
General Fund
REET & MPD
Not funded
Goals for the 10 Year Update
1.
2.
3.
4.
Reflect on where we are at today
Celebrate our accomplishments
Identify how to reach the original goal by 2025
Plan for the future beyond 2025
Vision
“Promote a livable city
by re-establishing and
maintaining healthy
forested parklands
throughout Seattle.”
GSP 20 Year Strategic Plan
The Problem Remains the Same
Invasive plants and declining tree canopy
Increasing urban density
Maintaining our success
Need to increase public awareness
\
EarthCorps Bucket Brigade
The Solution
Moving Forward
Who is the GSP?
Metropolitan Parks
District (MPD)
Tri
Seattle Parks and Recreation’s
Natural Area Crew
Neighborhood Reporting
Long-Term Stewardship
Remove
Replant
Establish
Evaluate
Maintain
Equity & Awareness
Increase feedback
opportunities
Equitable funding
distribution
Improve outreach and
brand recognition
Demographics to match
the city
Top 10
Beyond 2025
urban forests
2013
5 STAR
Community
Catalyst
award for excellence
2010
community rating
2014
FSC
certification
2012
Westcrest Park (Photo: Seattle Parks & TIA International Photography via Flickr)
Program Goals:
• Ensure racial equity in City programs and
services
• Work together to end structural racism and
achieve racial equity
http://www.seattle.gov/rsji/
Bhy Kracke Park (Photo: Seattle Parks & TIA International Photography via Flickr)
2015 United Way Day of Caring (Photo: Seattle Parks via Flickr)
Shareholders 2015 Wrap Up
• Watch
• Help
for Shareholder feedback [mid-October]
distribute the Community Survey [October]
• Review
the Draft 10-Year Update [November]
• Duwamish Alive!
• Green
[October 17th]
Seattle Day
Come plant with us on
Green Seattle Day!
November 7, 2015
GAME CHANGERS
AND BEYOND
SHAREHOLDERS MEETING
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

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