The West Duwamish Greenbelt and Longfellow Creek forests provide many benefits for the environment and the community. Bald eagles, hawks, foxes, salamander, and other local wildlife rely on the habitats these greenspaces provide.
The plants in our forests help to reduce storm water runoff, filter pollutants in the water, and reduce erosion. As these plants absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air, they also improve air quality and help reduce the effects of global warming.
And the best part? You don’t have to travel out of the city to experience the great outdoors. Urban forests like the parks we work in are important community spaces that increase our city’s natural beauty and make the natural world accessible for everyone to enjoy.