Updating the GMA for today's challenges
Futurewise is gearing up for a big push in the 2021 session to make the biggest changes to the GMA since 1991 — and we need your help.
GreenLink Port Angeles
GreenLink supports the city of Port Angeles's goals to improve water quality, habitat, and community assets through a holistic view of watershed planning that promotes inclusion, coordination, and a broad definition of watershed.
Buffers Make Good Neighbors
A partnership between Futurewise and the Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
Algona/Auburn Public Participation
A partnership between Futurewise, The Department of Ecology and the communities of Algona and Auburn
Advance Sustainable Land Use in Tri-Cities
Futurewise was awarded funding through Columbia Riverkeeper to develop a program that raises awareness and support for land use policy initiatives (shorelines, habitat, critical areas, water quality, stormwater pollution prevention) that have a positive impact on the Columbia River system.
Affordable Housing Advocacy in Tacoma
Futurewise has engaged Tacoma residents in affordable housing advocacy in their community.
Seattle Climate Atlas / Resilient Voices Project
The Seattle Climate Atlas & Resilient Voices project will bring the inequitable impacts of climate change on Seattle communities to the forefront through a set of maps, infographics, and youth video stories.
Support for Sound Transit 3 - Transit for All
Futurewise supports the expansion of light rail in the Puget Sound Region as a means to increasing urban density near transit, widening the availability of affordable housing, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Don't Drip & Drive
Each year, our vehicles release 7 million quarts of motor oil and other petroleum-related products into the Puget Sound watershed. Don’t Drip & Drive is a unique opportunity for drivers to save money on vehicle maintenance while helping protect our waters for future generations.
Seattle Health & Equity Assessment
While Seattle as a whole may be thriving, certain populations and certain neighborhoods do not enjoy the prosperity and opportunity of others.
Snohomish County Comprehensive Plan Appeal
Futurewise is appealing Snohomish County planning decisions that do not adequately address landslide hazard safety, and that weaken protections for critical areas.
Shore Friendly - Kitsap
Shore Friendly Kitsap is a partnership of Kitsap County, WSU Extension Kitsap, Washington Sea Grant and Futurewise to assist marine shoreline homeowners who are interested in voluntarily removing all or part of their old bulkhead.
Waterworks - Algona
Futurewise, in partnership with Home Town Community Services and the City of Algona, will be working with Algona community volunteers as well as teachers within the Auburn School District to create a coordinated set of stormwater pollution reduction education and on-the-ground projects in Algona
Futurewise and agency and community partners worked to set forth a vision and implementable strategies for an integrated network of green spaces throughout Bellingham’s watersheds to provide safe, healthy movement of people, water and wildlife.
Yesler Community Collaborative
Futurewise is supporting the Yesler Community Collaborative in their efforts to slow displacement and gentrification, support locally owned businesses and encourage urban green space in the neighborhoods surrounding Yesler Terrace.
Clark County Comprehensive Plan Appeal
Together with the Friends of Clark County, Futurewise is appealing Clark County planning decisions that would allow residential, commercial and industrial development to be built on the best agricultural soils in the county.
Communities of Opportunity
Futurewise is working with Communities of Opportunity, an initiative founded by King County and the Seattle Foundation to improve health and well-being in ethnically and geographically diverse communities throughout King County.
Lay of the Land Report & Low‐Impact Development Social Marketing
Futurewise coordinated with stormwater staff from all jurisdictions in King County, as well as development professionals, who provided their insights about the lay of the land of low impact development/green stormwater infrastructure (LID/GSI) and related issues in King County.
Seattle Comprehensive Plan
The Seattle 2035 Comprehensive Plan update is the vision for Seattle’s future and will guide land use decisions, programs, and investments that will shape our city over the next 20 years. Futurewise is working with the City and with our partners to ensure that our city grows in a way that is equitable, affordable, and environmentally sustainable.
Support for Affordable Housing
Futurewise supports affordable housing policies and practices at the local and state level. Ensuring that affordable, equitable housing options are available in our urban areas is a key component of growth management in Washington.
Pierce County Working Farms Conservation Program
Futurewise partnered with the Puyallup Watershed Initiative’s Agriculture Community of Interest to advise the Pierce County Council on determining policies that will best protect working farms.
Okanogan County Comprehensive Plan Appeal
Together with the Methow Valley Citizens Council, Futurewise is appealing county planning and zoning decisions that do not contain adequate provisions to protect the quality and quantity of ground water. In the Methow Valley alone, proposed regulations will allow the creation of 24,440 parcels without a potable water supply.
Spokane Regional Food Policy Council
Futurewise staff person Kitty Klitzke is the President of the Spokane Regional Food Policy Council. The mission of the Council is to advance policies and initiatives that foster a resilient food system in the Spokane area; one that is healthy and equitable for its citizens, economy and environment.
Regional Equity Atlas
The Regional Equity Atlas uses maps, policy analysis, and community-based research to promote widespread opportunity for stronger, healthier, and more sustainable communities.
Protecting Pacific Coast Shorelines
Pacific and Grays Harbor Counties are updating their Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs) representing an opportunity to restore and protect our state’s Pacific coast shoreline areas.
Algona Community Wetland
A community wetland planning and education project in partnership with Natural Systems Design and the City of Algona.