Groundswell NW was pretty busy behind the scenes this past month. One huge accomplishment was to launch our new website! This undertaking started almost a year ago and was spearheaded by GNW board member, Jan Satterthwaite. We redesigned our site to better share our message, show off our accomplishments, and connect you better with our services and help you engage better with our community. Whether you're new to Groundswell NW or have been a faithful supporter for many years, we encourage to take a test drive and help us get the word out to the larger community of parks, open space and habitat stewards!

In December and January, we are also encouraging all of you parks and open space stewards to participate in one of Seattle Parks and Recreation 2017 Development Plan Citywide meetings. This is a 6-year plan that documents and describes the Seattle Parks and Recreation's (SPR) facilities and lands, looks at Seattle's changing demographics and lays out a vision of the future. Our new events calendar has ALL of these meetings and locations listed. Try out the new feature to automatically add the event to your calendar! Just hover over the event in the calendar to view a summary, click on the icon to view the details of the event and then click on +ical or +gcal to export a link to add to your personal calendar. 

Dawn Hemminger
Groundswell NW President