Returning the Favor in Black Diamond

Returning the Favor in Black Diamond

Normally in my blog I highlight the Green River Gorge's natural environment.  However, I ran across this segment called “Returning the Favor” hosted by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs.  His segment is about remarkable people in communities all across America that go above and beyond to make the world a better place.  In Black Diamond that person is Mama Ginger who started the Soup Ladies, a nonprofit that brings food (soup) to first responders working on disasters and prolonged events...

Vote for Art & Nature

Vote for Art & Nature

One of my earliest memories as a young girl was backpacking up to a mountain meadow below the snow covered summit of Mt. Adams in southwestern Washington...

Arts in Nature Festival

Arts in Nature Festival

Arts in Nature Festival

Interactive Display August 25th & 26th

Take a journey from the city scapes of the lower Green-Duwamish river upstream to the wild Green River Gorge.  I will be exhibiting video and photographs from my documentary The Green River Gorge, The Power of Place as part of an interactive display at Cabin 3 at Camp Long.  As part of that display I will be leading interactive activities around salmon in our watershed. Interactive activities are kid and adult friendly.   Please join me at the festival for a creative day of art and community.

Be an Otter Spotter

Be an Otter Spotter

ACTION ALERT: BE AN OTTER SPOTTER

Report your sightings to help our Northwest conservation research
 
If you have ever spotted a wild river otter or if you encounter one on your next outdoor adventure, tell us about it! Woodland Park Zoo is studying river otters as sentinels for health along the Duwamish River. Your observations from across Washington will expand our knowledge about otter range and behavior. No expertise is needed—anyone can be an otter spotter!

Learn how easy it is to be an Otter Spotter >>

What do Beer and Rivers Have in Common?

What do Beer and Rivers Have in Common?

They both need water.  Seems obvious at first look but...its not so simple.  As the human demand for water goes up, the pressure on water resources like the Green River increases.  How do we balance our in stream flows with our need, for say, beer?

What do Beer and Rivers Have in Common?

What do Beer and Rivers Have in Common?

They both need water.  Seems obvious at first look but...its not so simple.  As the human demand for water goes up, the pressure on water resources like the Green River increases.  How do we balance our in stream flows with our need, for say, beer?

The Power of Place

The Power of Place

The Power of Place Conservation and Travel Photography Exhibition
Photographer: Lisa Parsons

Come See the Exhibit at the
Seattle Fremont Art Walk
http://www.fremontfirstfriday.com/

June 2nd, 6:00—9pm.
Exhibition June to August 2017
Space Building, 600 N. 36th St. Floor 2
Seattle Washington

Rafting the Green River Gorge at 3200 c.f.s.

Rafting the Green River Gorge at 3200 c.f.s.

The Green River Cleanup on May 6th was a successful event with high flows through the Green River Gorge and lots of participants helping to cleanup the Green River Gorge!  Check out our run through the legendary rapids Mercury, the Nozzle, and Lets Make a Deal at 3200 c.f.s.

Join the 32nd Annual Green River Cleanup

Join the 32nd Annual Green River Cleanup

Next weekend is the the 32nd Annual Green River Cleanup on May 6th, 2017.  You can still join us as an experienced whitewater boater or you can go with a Whitewater Company or as part of the ground crews.  Don't miss out on one of the most beautifuland fun river trips in Western Washington!

John Beal Environmental Stewardship Award

John Beal Environmental Stewardship Award

I was honored this week this weekend to receive the John Beal Environmental Stewardship award at the Duwamish Alive event on Earth Day this Saturday for my conservation work as a founder of Middle Green River Coalition and my conservation work in the watershed including the Green River Gorge Greenway.

Duwamish Alive!

Duwamish Alive!

Duwamish Alive!  What is it?  A music festival? A river creature? A live wire? A forest bog plant?  Click to find out.

Black Diamond Museum Presents...

Black Diamond Museum Presents...

The Green River Gorge. The Power of Place
Presentation by Lisa Parsons
The power of a place can be very grounding.  It can create our sense of who we are in the world and how we interact with it...

Join us at the
April 23rd from 1—3pm

Black Diamond Museum/Black Diamond Historical Society                                                                Black Diamond Historical Society’s General Membership Meeting

Doreen Johnson Natural Area

Doreen Johnson Natural Area

On Monday February 13th the King County council voted unanimously to name four parcels of land the Green River Natural area located in the Green River Valley after Doreen Johnson. 

Historic Franklin Tour

Historic Franklin Tour

Join the Black Diamond Historical Society.  They are conducting the final tour of the year of the former coal mining town of Franklin on Saturday, March 4.

Franklin was a company-owned coal mining town in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The town site was nestled alongside the Green River Gorge and has many cement foundations, a 1,300-foot coal mine shaft, cemetery, and other reminders of what it was like when coal was king in the King County area.