We so are fortunate to partner with the UW Restoration Ecology Network, a University of Washington program that pairs student teams with community partners to work on important restoration projects throughout the region.
Each year, a team of UW-REN students designs and implements a restoration project in North Creek Forest as their Senior Capstone Project. We help with tools, outreach, logistics, and of course the refreshments to keep everyone going on work party days!
In that time I witnessed the impact that can only arise from the collective will of a community, the thoughtful consideration of elected leaders, the work of dedicated city staff, the mutual respect and cooperation of landowners and a fully committed board of directors. I am a community organizer and a strategist. I am not a professional administrator and that is what we have successfully grown to need. It is with great pleasure I can say, "Now it is time for a professional director." (more)
We saw a Whale!
Article photos by Emily Sunblade)
Whales In the Forest
On January 31st, 114 volunteers descended on North Creek Forest. Their mission: Prepare the ground to plant trees, lots of trees, and to remember why whales depend on forests. (more)
Soundview International Baccalaureate School
Does It Again
Soundview is well into their second year of service in North Creek Forest.
This year they didn't even take winter off. This enthusiastic team is having a big positive impact on forest ecology. (more)
It takes all of us to save a forest. This work is supported by:
Generous citizens and volunteers
Scout Troop 420 with Eagle Scout candidates Jaques LeBlanc and Ilahl Mustafa
The University of Washington Restoration Ecology Network
The Peach Foundation
The Rose Foundation Puget Sound Mitigation Fund
a grantmaking fund created by:
Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
Thank you all...