We are thrilled to share that Bothell’s City Council has recently approved a Purchase & Sale Agreement on the last privately owned parcel of North Creek Forest! This purchase completes the goal of protecting all 64 acres of North Creek Forest! Many thanks to everyone who has been a part of this truly grassroots effort – your endorsements, volunteer hours and contributions have all helped protect a piece of the wild in Bothell! Read the City of Bothell Press Release Here
What's next? Six years ago when we embarked on this undertaking, Friends of North Creek Forest made a promise to the City of Bothell to continue partnering after the entire forest was saved. And while the purchase of the final parcel is a tremendous achievement, the work is not done. In fact, in many ways, the most exciting part lies ahead!
North Creek Forest is a 64-acre mature forest in Bothell, conveniently located just outside downtown Bothell and within walking distance of nearly 10,000 college students attending UW-Bothell and Cascadia College. It meets the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife’s definition of priority habitat and lies within 12 miles of every school in the Northshore School District.
North Creek Forest
Has nine wetlands and seven streams that filter water and protect habitat for endangered salmon living nearby.
Home to over 100 plant species, and a diverse array of wildlife.
Provides inspiration for art, science and literature across all generations.