About the Defenders of North SeaTac Park

Defenders of North SeaTac Park are all who join the call to protect North SeaTac Park and its recreational amenities and to restore and expand the guardian trees and forest ecosystem inside and within ten miles of this beautiful 200+ acre urban oasis.

North SeaTac Park and its community are at the geographic center of a ten-mile zone surrounding SeaTac International Airport where evergreen forests are in decline and where Public Health Seattle-King County recommends increasing evergreen* tree coverage to protect residents from airport-generated pollution that shortens lives and disproportionately impacts health.

About the North SeaTac Park Consensus

The North SeaTac Park Consensus is an evolving document informed by the input of many community leaders, including those below, who call for securement of North SeaTac Park as a park in perpetuity and for preserving and expanding tree canopy within ten miles of SeaTac International Airport to protect residents from disproportionate harm caused by airport-related pollution.

Derek Beauchemin. Owner and Operator, Habitat Restoration Specialists, LLC, volunteer forest steward in North SeaTac Park derekb@habitatrestoration.com.co

Rob Bent, Biologist, pharma executive, dedicated to the Duwamish River watershed and surrounding lands

Beth Brunton, Teacher, Co-Chair of South Seattle Climate Action Network; Steering committee member of Pass the Federal Green New Deal Coalition of Washington admin@southseattleclimate.org

Dr. Sandra L. Hunt, Educator, Activist, Local Union Leader huntsl@live.com

Stephen Lamphear, MPA Founder and founding President of the Board of Highline Botanical Garden; Burien City Council (1998-2005); Chair, Board of Supervisors, King Conservation District (1996-1998) stephenlamphear@gmail.com

Andrew Mathewson Volunteer forest steward in North SeaTac Park, scientist, photographer

Noemie Maxwell Volunteer forest steward in North SeaTac Park and lives within 5 minutes walking distance from the park, librarian, member of People for Climate Action (Burien) and South Seattle Climate Action Network noemie_maxwell@yahoo.com

Barbara McMichael Longtime South King County resident; former organizer of Highline Garden Tour; administrator of SoCoCulture's Engaging Trees Initiative BarbaraLMcM@gmail.com

Andrea O’Ferrall, Former elementary school teacher working as full-time climate activist: writing, educating, and protesting with a sense of urgency

Annie Phillips, Climate activist, hiker, grandma, retired education-outreach specialist at WA State Dept of Ecology

*Public Health - Seattle & King County recommends increasing coniferous tree canopy within ten miles of SeaTac International Airport to help protect residents from airport-generated pollution. Coniferous trees are often referred to as evergreen trees.



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