“We have two crises — parks and homelessness. We must solve them both. But we cannot expect to solve the one crisis on the back of the other.” Thatcher Bailey, former president and CEO, Seattle Parks Foundation
The human tragedies playing out in our parks are being compounded as the environment and beloved parks and green spaces are being overrun, deeply damaged, and needlessly sacrificed. These are the consequences of a serious abdication of our region’s responsibility to protect both people and our environment. We need to act now to preserve and protect our urban forests, wildlife, and our most environmentally sensitive waterways.
Seattle Parks: A “Spiraling Crisis” (Post Alley)