In 2009, the Seattle Board of Park Commissioners approved the Wildlife Sanctuary Policy, which — according to a Seattle Parks blog — “articulates Seattle Parks’ commitment to sustain habitats for a wide variety of wildlife, and outlines steps Parks will take to create and manage wildlife sanctuaries for these species:”
- Local populations of federally endangered or threatened species
- State Priority Species or Species of Concern
- Locally important species with declining populations
The Parks department is encouraging individuals and community groups to submit a nomination for a park site they think should become a sanctuary. Nominations are accepted between April 15 and June 15. You can find nomination forms, instructions and references online here.
Are there areas in Maple Leaf we should be nominating? Let’s rally!Share