Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest  Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216 Dear Friends, Thanks for your previous strong support and e-mails sent to the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee. The Committee voted to remove the  amendment introduced in the House that … Continue reading

Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216  Dear Friends, Thanks to your strong support E2SHB 1216  (Engrossed 2nd Substitute HB 1216) was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives and is now in the State … Continue reading

Campaign Update -Take Action Now – Urge Washington State House Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests

Take Action – Urge Washington State House Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests Thanks to the over 200 people who responded to our previous e-mail on HB 1216 asking you to send an e-mail to … Continue reading

Take Action – Urge Washington State Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests

We need your help to increase protection for urban and community trees and forests in Washington State. HB 1216 has been introduced by Rep. Ramos and 8 other sponsors in the Washington State Legislature. It is a high priority bill … Continue reading

Take Action – Urge Legislators to Pass HB 1099 to respond to the Climate Crisis!

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest The Washington State Legislature is considering legislation to address climate change as a required goal in revising the Washington State Growth Management Act. HB 1099 would require cities and counties in their comprehensive planning process … Continue reading

2021 Update – Washington State Evergreen Communities Act

Reposted from: URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY IN WASHINGTON STATE JANUARY 8, 2021 FOREST STEWARDSHIP NOTESCOMMUNITY NEWS Update: Evergreen Communities Act Background: The Evergreen Communities Act (ECA) is landmark legislation for urban forestry in Washington that was passed in 2008, thanks to … Continue reading

Comments Needed Now on Draft Seattle 2020 Urban Forest Management Plan

The City of Seattle is seeking comments on their draft Urban Forest Management Plan. Update – The survey questions are closed as of Nov 30, 2020 but comments can still be sent in – see below Information on the draft … Continue reading

Portland, Oregon Again Leading the Way on Stronger Tree Protection

The following e-mail was sent to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council: Here is an update on what Portland, Oregon is currently doing regarding updating their Tree Ordinance. Portland, Oregon last week took another strong step toward … Continue reading

Seattle Needs to Amend 2035 Comprehensive Plan to Provide More Protection for Trees

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest  supports Seattle City Council Resolution 31970. We support amending Seattle’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan to “identify opportunities to better support the urban tree canopy” We also support the provision to consider “impact fee amendments to public … Continue reading