Fifty eight volunteers - but first to arrive... well, can you see us?
Things started quietly. Friends from Starbucks were first to arrive. Bothell Mayor Joshua Freed stopped by just before the crowd showed up (missed the photo opp). And then...
People started flooding in, on foot and by car.
Safety briefings and introductions to the 2013-14 UWREN Team
UWREN Team members lay out the task for the day.
This was repeated several times as people came in waves.
It was really well organized, especially for such a big turnout.
Team member Carolyn Stapp going over planting tips.
Lots and lots of pots.
Six wheelbarrows going all day...
... and six pitchforkers to fill them.
All sizes of planters and plants...
...some laughter and skill left nothing to chance.
(really bad poetry huh?)
Team Liaison Ryan Isaacson was everywhere all day.
There were people everywhere you looked.
Our previous record was 54 volunteers two years ago.
This is about the limit of our tools, some being borrowed from neighbors.
The site changed before our eyes.
Plants were staged in many locations around the site.
The only way the grills kept up with the lunch crowd was to feed people 15 at a time.
Post lunch the pitchfork crew took a short break for a conversation with Professor Amy Lambert.
Toward the end of the day Dr. Lambert took groups for a short hike to a basin where forest succession could be easily observed.
The signature ending. About twenty five people already left before we could get the shot.
Credits: Alice Tsoodle took all the good photos but they got mixed in with the rest :)
You all made a big difference this day. Thank you....
of North Creek Forest
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