We Need You!

Groundswell NW is searching for a part-time administrative assistant/bookkeeper who has a strong interest in promoting parks, open space and habitat, to work with our board members on the daily functions of our organization. More information about this position can be found HERE.

Groundswell NW is also looking for new volunteer board members! Be a part of a positive, energetic, all-volunteer 501c(3) nonprofit with the mission to empower NW Seattle to create, activate and care for parks, open space and habitat.  We provide fiscal sponsorship, financial support and mentorship to community groups in NW Seattle. We also have a seat at the table in important city-wide decision making as it relates to parks, open space and habitat.  CLICK HERE for more information or to inquire about this opportunity.  

Home Insecurity & Public Lands

Groundswell NW and other public land organizations encourages our City Council to find a way forward that both acknowledges the humanitarian crisis and honors the need to keep vital parkland and natural areas truly public. To the extent that other city-owned property must be used as sanctioned campsites, we urge that these areas be carefully and consultatively chosen, equitably distributed and provided with vital services.  More on this topic HERE.  

Annual Reports

2015 Annual Report    

2014 Annual Report   

2013 Annual Report


Groundswell NW &
King 5 Evening News

CLICK HERE to see the May 2017 King 5 Evening video sharing the success of one of Groundswell NW's beloved parks--Ballard Corner's Park.

Groundswell NW News

Sign up for Groundswell NW's monthly newsletter loaded with community related announcements

Community Resource Guidebook

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods created a friendly handbook to help make sharing ideas, finding information, connecting with your community, and accessing City resources that much easier!

Available either as an online PDF or request a hard copy sent to you in the mail by emailing sam.read@seattle.gov.

Groundswell NW at 2018 Sustainable Ballard Festival

Groundswell NW Board Members reached out to the community helping people understand the importance of pollinators in our community by offering festival attendees the opportunity to create their own habitat houses.