STUDENTS from UW Bothell and Cascadia CC are serious about North Creek Forest. Today is the last day of finals. Tomorrow at 9:00 AM they will be loading up on coffee, fliers and maps. By 9:30 they will "swarm" Bothell neighborhoods to raise citizens awareness about BOTHELL'S last great forest.
There appears to be new kind of optimism among student these days. It's hard to tell if it is the quality of their education, the ubiquity of information, the speed of communication or a clarifying of values. For whatever reason, students are engaging forest conservation and stewardship like a team invited to the championships.
They are out in the forest mapping and surveying plant communities, digging out blackberries, planting trees and shrubs and doing all of this in all kinds of weather. The most common days you see them are Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. And now this.... a community outreach, not proposed by Friends of North Creek Forest, but by the students themselves.
None of these undertakings are small. Would you like to help out a bit?
Saturday March 17 (tomorrow)
20212 108th Ave NE
Coffee and bagels, short orientation, 3 hours of house calls, pizza and stories.
Please tell us if you are coming so we have enough of everything. RSVP HERE
Friends of North Creek Forest