Make cities more resilient and livable, and build support for nature through the development of green infrastructure and natural solutions to pollution.
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People across Puget Sound shared how they connect with trees through our onllne contest. From photos to paintings to poems, read on to explore the diverse ways that trees inspire us
Knowing how much and where different types of land cover exist we can accurately predict how much and where stormwater will flow and how much pollution will enter each stream and on to Puget Sound.
Trees need maintenance throughout their lives, but it is particularly important right after planting while the tree is establishing.
“Most people don’t know about how trees benefit so many things and how its all connected through a huge and complicated system.”
Scientists have developed a new framework to guide city planners around the world in measuring the mental health benefits of nature and incorporating them into plans and policies for residents.
Thornton Creek, a once-polluted and neglected Seattle stream, is again home to spawning salmon, thanks to extensive and holistic restoration. It continues to be a living laboratory for how we can restore Puget Sound to health.
The importance and benefits of nature is not lost on the Friends of Hawthorne PTA — the re-envisioning of the school grounds revolved around nature and natural play areas
Today, we are releasing a Request for Proposals to support the capacity of local organizations to implement tree planting throughout Puget Sound urban areas. Up to $250,000 in funding will be distributed.
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.
Attendees enjoyed inspirational stories of the boots on the ground projects and engaged in deep discussions of innovative projects pushing the boundaries of green infrastructure.
Two local public schools just received funding to support gardens at their school, improving their local environments and providing a local laboratory for environmental-science education.
Today at Cascadia College at UW Bothell, close to 200 green-infrastructure leaders from around Puget Sound are gathering at the third annual Green Infrastructure Summit
Urban Trees: A Tool for Fighting Climate Change
It is going to take an effort from all of us to take action on climate change’s impacts — from the top down and bottom up. Trees and a healthy urban canopy are an important tool in our toolbox.