Author Archives: Kevin Orme

Should Seattle sell off rare open space?

Monday April 18, 2016, by Joe Copeland, Crosscut Should Seattle sell off rare open space? A city map of the Myers Parcels which lie just west of Highway 509 above the Duwamish River Valley. All marked areas except the campus … Continue reading

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Seattle Times: Acre of public trees in West Seattle cut down

By Daniel Beekman Seattle Times staff reporter Seattle officials are investigating the unpermitted cutting down of more than 150 trees in a city-owned greenbelt next to homes in West Seattle. The City Attorney’s Office is heading up the investigation into … Continue reading

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Seattle May Sell This Park-Like Land To Help Fight Homelessness

By JOSHUA MCNICHOLS • FEB 26, 2016. Copied from http://www.kuow.org Barbara Dobkin, council of the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council, stands with her dog Mattie on a hill in front of the Seattle city-owned land she’d like to see turned … Continue reading

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Citizens step in front of chainsaws to stop tree removal

City takes the trees, leaves questions By Shane Harms02/16/2016 Concerned citizens gathered at the City Light (SCL) owned Loyal Heights Substation (7750 NW 28th St.) on Feb. 12 in an attempt to save three large ornamental cherry trees. However, their … Continue reading

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As city booms, leafy giants at risk

A seven-story apartment building is planned for this Northeast Seattle lot. The house is in disrepair, but the property also includes a couple of sizeable trees that stand out at an intersection laced with parking lots. I assume they’ll be … Continue reading

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From king5.com: Urban green space forum draws Seattle City Council hopefuls

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Article from koin.com: Protesters vs chainsaws over trees in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Giant century-old trees targeted for takedown in Southeast Portland have a number of people ready and willing to do what may be necessary to save them. A cluster of trees was already taken down near SE … Continue reading

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32 acres of land on Myers Way subject of meeting to save it

Copied from http://www.westseattleherald.com/2015/02/27/news/32-acres-land-myers-way-subject-meeting-save-it A community meeting aimed at preserving 32 acres of land on Myers Way South is set for March 14. Organizers say that they need to reach the threshold of 500 people who choose to keep that land … Continue reading

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The Great Seattle Substation Sell-Off

Cass Turnbull, an open space advocate, says the 6th Avenue pocket park in Greenwood shows how a former substation can make a great park. Seattle City Light is selling off a bunch of obsolete substations. Some open space activists want to … Continue reading

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