Author Archives: steve zemke

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

       Update – 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 the … Continue reading

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

    Take Action – Urge Washington 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 … Continue reading

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Urge WA Legislators to Pass HB 1099 to Respond to the Climate Crisis! 

 Take Action – Urge Legislators to Pass HB 1099 to Respond to the Climate Crisis! Dear Friends, 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 … Continue reading

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Comments Needed Now on Draft Seattle 2020 Urban Forest Management Plan

Quick response needed – Deadline Monday Nov 30th. The City of Seattle is seeking comments (via Survey Monkey) on their draft Urban Forest Management Plan. Comments are due now with a Nov 30th deadline. Information on the draft plan is … Continue reading

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Portland, Oregon Again Leading the Way on Stronger Tree Protection

Tree PAC sent the following e-mail to Seattle’s Mayor and 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 strengthening their Tree … Continue reading

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Please support following items in the city budget that support protecting trees

  Tree PAC urged the Seattle City Council to fund and enact the following item in the 2021. The first 4 items were adopted and the last two unfortunately were not added to the final budget adopted budget. E-mail sent … Continue reading

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Save this 100 year old Tree in Madrona!

ACTION ALERT! –QUICK DEADLINE Action needed now – call or email today  – Tue. Oct 6, 2020 deadline at the latest! SAVE THIS 100-YEAR OLD TREE A two-week notice has been posted for an application to remove this tree. Help … Continue reading

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Tree PAC urges Seattle City Council to Update Seattle’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan

To Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee Members – Seattle City Council Dan Strauss – Chair My name is Steve Zemke. I am speaking as the Chair of Tree PAC in support of Council Resolution 31970. Tree PAC supports amending Seattle’s 2035 … Continue reading

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Public Comments Needed Now to Increase Seattle’s Protection of Trees

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees! Public Comments are needed now supporting draft SDCI Director’s Rule 13-2020 for Increased Tree Protection – Deadline August 17th Your help is needed now to ensure that stronger tree protection in Seattle moves forward. The … Continue reading

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What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance?

What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance? Power Point Presentation                        Click here to see Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s … Continue reading

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