First: Please join us Saturday
This Saturday, February 1st, we will need some extra help. It should be great working weather and a great way to shed adrenaline buildup preceding the Seahawks victory!
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The grill is hot!
We have all tools, gloves, food and beverage.
Woodinville Montessori eighth graders walked to North Creek Forest last week.
Team 1 attended a class taught by "Ranger Cathy" (Cathy Febrache-Garrand) a retired JHS science teacher, where they discovered the inner working of trees.
Team 2 worked under the guidance of UW Restoration Ecology Network students to dig up the rhizomes of invasive Himalayan blackberries on this years restoration site. It's pretty cool to see these kids help UW seniors with their project and get instruction form team members.
Team 3 went on a short hike to see the effects of surface water on landscape. They saw the aftermath of a mini flood area where a tiny year around stream ejected silt in a fan pattern 30' wide. After that we had an "investigation" to discover how it happened.
They also saw stages of forest succession, the amphibian habitat research area and historical water management practices (the old cistern).
Teams rotated through each station getting a forest tour, education and hands on experience.
Thank you Woodinville Montessori eighth grade!
Chrysalis School with Cascadia Environmental Science Center
UWREN hits it's stride to spread mulch and get 1000+ trees, shrubs and plants into the ground before spring
Soundview International Baccalaureate School returning
Maywood Elementary students with Nature Vision
Tulalip HS students
Neighborhood English ivy control
Canyon Creek Elementary
Watch the schedule to the right of this article and join us.
It really is gratifying work with great people.
We express gratitude to the Rose Foundation, and the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund for supporting our programs.
The Tulalip Tribes for their generous support.
Thank you for making the dream real.
IT HAS BEEN A BANNER YEAR FOR US. We have worked with hundreds of people, some briefly and others permanently engaged. All are necessary. We thank all of you and welcome you to 2014. Our mantra: Twenty Three Acres! That's what's left to save. This is the year to do it.
LATEST NEWS ARTICLES
Bothell City Council votes unanimously to purchase 6 more acres of forest.
January 3, 2014
New Seattle Times article about the forest purchase.
OTHER 2013 ITEMS
Here is a great PPT by two UWB students in Prof Robert Turner's class on Conflicts in Sustainability. It's available for download at the top of our Stewardship/Education Page. Thanks Logan and Isaias.
Last spring we hosted Saint Brendan's 5th grade students. They did a plant diversity study in the forest with noted naturalist Rob Sandelin. We also hoped to thank Senator Murray for championing our nations Land and Water Fund... very important for North Creek Forest. We partnered with the folks at Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition who came up with this great idea: student autographed white hiking boots.
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LAST STEWARDSHIP DAYS FOR 2013
December 7, 2013
We discovered an abandon camper under the blackberries. Former UWREN member, Duncan Medlin lead the charge to dismantle it along with Kent Parkinson.
It did not take long.
All that was left was to make a pile and add two collapsed sheds to it.
On the shortest day of the year we hauled 4000 pounds of junk. Many thanks to the 17 hardy souls who refused to give up. It was noted some volunteers were fueled by 3 hamburgers!
We also cut up an abandon car and carried it to the edge of the road. We thought we would have to haul it away too. But someone stole it in the middle of the night! Ha!
At another location in the forest an encroaching shed (also coming in at 4000 pounds) was dismantled and hauled off. Fred and Mike, awesome work on the shed!
It was an 8000 pound day.
Thank you to the Rose Foundation, Puget Sound Mitigation Fund and the Tulalip Tribes for supporting our work. Today's work not only aided restoration but put the final touches on city requirements to conserve the land.
Please Note: There are some great opportunities to work with students and other community members. Check out the events to the right---------------->
2014 - TWENTY THREE ACRES
This is the Holy Grail. Thanks for
Every post you forward,
Every person you tell,
Every weed you pull,
Every dollar you give
Every good wish.