One of ECOSS’ major areas of work is supporting clean water efforts by sharing resources and stormwater solutions to communities that disproportionately experience flooding and the effects of stormwater pollution. Some of these solutions can include cisterns, grattix boxes, or even larger-scale depaving projects. Angela Ena is a Program Manager at ECOSS who manages Clean […]
February marks the celebration of the Lunar New Year across many cultures. This year, it is observed on February 10, which coincides with the new moon and the beginning of a new year on the Lunar Calendar. Tết is a Vietnamese New Year holiday where everyone gathers to celebrate and spend time with family over […]
We are so excited to introduce Teddy Wingo as our first-ever Development Director! Teddy joined the ECOSS team in late October and brings a depth of knowledge around development work and relationship-building with the donor community. How were your first two weeks at ECOSS? Any standout moments? – My first two weeks were busy! I […]
Many immigrant and refugee communities face challenges when it comes to exploring local parks since many places require access to a car to visit. This year, ECOSS incorporated Metro’s Community Van service into our Transit to Nature programming and led guided day trips to different spots around the greater Seattle area, including Snoqualmie Falls, Seward […]
The annual ECOSS summer habitat restoration event at Seward Park is a favorite among staff and the community. This year’s “Mulch and Mingle” event aimed to care for the species planted last year by mulching around them, and educate communities about the benefits of mulch and compost and the uses for both. The day also […]
ECOSS partnered with Villa Comunitaria to distribute pre-loaded ORCA cards to communities as part of a research study with King County Metro, and to spread awareness about the ORCA LIFT program to bridge the barriers that many communities face when trying to sign up. ORCA LIFT is a program that helps qualifying low-income individuals have […]
This Black History Month, we are using our platform to highlight Black-led organizations and businesses and also share some of ECOSS’ partnerships! We hope you will join us in supporting or giving to these organizations. At ECOSS, we proudly center the voices of immigrants and refugee communities and recognize that dismantling systems of racism is a prerequisite for environmental justice.
Many immigrant and indigenous communities in Seattle have fishing traditions, histories, and connections to the Duwamish River. ECOSS is partnering with Public Health to build out a youth program that focuses on safe fishing practices for youth who live near the Duwamish River.
Native plant species play a huge role in habitat restoration. Learn more about the plants introduced to the Seward Park site during a community event.
Outdoors Access Builds, Connects and Inspires BIPOC Communities: Reflections from Trailhead Direct 2022
ECOSS led a series of guided in-language hikes using the Trailhead Direct service this past summer for immigrant, refugee, and BIPOC communities. Hear the team’s reflections on these trips and connecting these communities to resources for outdoors access.