To help ensure safe takeoffs and landings, the Port of Seattle plans to remove and replant trees around Sea-Tac Airport. These trees either are or soon will be tall enough to encroach upon the airport’s airspace. If not removed, they will pose a risk to aircraft safety and the safety of the surrounding community in the event of an aircraft emergency.

In late 2016, the Port Commission, responding to community concerns, voted to modify the program, approving work on select Port properties while calling for more community engagement before determining the removal and replanting approach for trees on Port property near South 200th Street.

The purpose of this online open house is to:

  • Seek public input on removal and replanting approaches for specific Port-owned properties along South 200thStreet
  • Provide updates on replanting and removal work underway on other Port-owned properties
  • Share information about the Airport Community Ecology Fund to invest in environmental projects and programs in the airport communities of SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines

Airport Community Ecology Fund


The Airport Community Ecology (ACE) Fund, authorized by the Port of Seattle Commission, recognizes that neighboring communities that experience more impacts from airport operations should also experience more benefits. The Commission directed that the program support environmental projects and programs in the cities of SeaTac, Burien and Des Moines. Visit the ACE site to learn more about the program.

Hear the latest from Chipper Maney, Environmental Program Manager at the Port of Seattle, on the Program’s comprehensive mitigation replanting effort.

Sign up below to receive email updates. If you would like a response to a specific question, write to the Port at safecorridor@portseattle.org.

If you have questions or comments regarding the Airport Community Ecology Fund, contact ecologyfund@portseattle.org

Thank you for your involvement!

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