Tackling stormwater in Puget Sound is an all-hands on deck situation. Organizations throughout the Puget Sound region are using innovative and creative solutions to address this challenge that continues to be the No. 1 polluter of our waterways.
There is one solution that is increasingly getting attention, which is more about going back to the basics: trees!
Today, The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with City Habitats, is releasing a "request for proposals" to support the capacity of local organizations to implement tree planting throughout Puget Sound urban areas, including on public and private lands.
We are seeking projects that will enhance the urban forest canopy, with specific focus on contributing to positive stormwater management, human wellbeing and other benefits.
$200,000 in funding will be distributed through this request for proposals; an additional round of funding will be released in 2019.
Proposals are due June 18.
What is the image that pops up for you when you think “tree”? The Puget Sound Cities team is collaborating with non-profits, government agencies, businesses and more to support a healthy urban forest.
Last month, Microsoft employees came together with The Nature Conservancy to Hack for Good.
We are excited to announce the first six on-the-ground projects selected to engage communities in enhancing tree canopy in our cities and towns for the benefit of stormwater and human health.
The Community Steward program allows DRCC/TAG to draw on the strengths of residents while increasing stewardship skills and environmental-justice tools, transforming into a more well-rounded, healthy and sustainable community.
Kent Hillside Church is now home to 50 garden plots, four cisterns, a tool shed and blossoming community.
Today, close to 150 urban forest practitioners — including arborists, land managers, designers, municipal planners, program managers, volunteers and advocates — from around Washington will come together for this year’s Urban Forest Symposium, hosted at the Center for Urban Horticulture.
Know a tree project that could use some seed money? We are seeking projects that will enhance the urban forest canopy, with specific focus on contributing to positive stormwater management, human wellbeing and other benefits.
Learn about the difference a rain garden made for a middle school and a community. It’s now a centerpiece for learning and inspiring future conservationists.
As our urban spaces continue to grow in density, we are faced with challenges that we can address in concert from Seattle to Shanghai. Bringing nature back is a key approach to making our cities healthier and more livable.
When you start reimagining what a space could be without pavement, then you can start seeing opportunities for how the space can be used in a way to benefit people and nature.