We would like to introduce our new Volunteer & Stewardship Coordinator, Ashley Shattuck. She will be working with us into the summer organizing volunteer work parties and staffing our new office space at 192014 North Creek Parkway in Bothell. She graduated in 2015 from nearby University of Washington Bothell. She then went on to serve two years with Washington Conservation Corps. (which is part of the AmeriCorps. program) in Snohomish County performing and coordinating ecological restoration work before becoming a staff member of the Friends of North Creek Forest team.
“I am delighted to continue my career at Friends of North Creek Forest. The forest has a special place in my heart, it is where I began my experience with ecological restoration as a student in the UWREN (University of Washington Restoration Ecology Network) program restoring ⅓ acre site in the forest. I am very proud of the site we restored, and I come back to visit it often. I can’t believe how vigorously the plants have grown after only three years! I am continually inspired by the hard work and dedication of volunteers and the surrounding community to steward North Creek Forest. This is what inspired me to continue volunteering my time with Friends of North Creek Forest after my college project was completed. I grew up in the Puget Sound area and greatly appreciate the diversity of the landscape, from the mountains to the sea. I am a native plant enthusiast and like to spend my free time volunteering at the UW Bothell Herbarium and exploring all the fantastic natural areas Washington has to offer. I love it when people ask me plant questions! If I don’t know the answer it gives me something new to research. So when you see me in the office or forest ask me about plants!”