Public funds to address the spread of invasives are shrinking. Restoration practitioners agree we need to employ efficient and effective practices if we are to make any headway.’s approach will be to (1) prioritize removal of seedrain sources, (2) get evergreen conifers started ASAP to improve shade-conditions that reduce re-invasion rates and improve stormwater interception, and (3) restore shrub and groundcover diversity after tree canopy is established.

Private donations and grants can be administered by Sustainable West Seattle, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that can employ private contractors using best practices (minimizing soil disturbance) for invasive removal.

You may directly contact local companies listed on the Who Can Help page to assist efforts on private land. Please contact Steve Richmond ( with further questions.