At the end of the day the most often spoken words were, "Thank You".
The UWREN Team and FNCF are grateful for the huge turnout. But the words "Thank you," were coming from the volunteers faster than we could offer them to the volunteers.
"This was the best event I ever attended." Sarah Witte could not stop grinning. She may be our Volunteer Coordinator but with 12 years of volunteer work on all kinds of restoration sites she can make informed comparisons.
We packed this 40 cubic yard dumpster full in 4 hours.
Again: Thank you Waste Management Inc. for your generous donation. ..
... and the Rose Foundation for the grant that enables much of our stewardship effort.
Some students from UW Seattle arrived in 3 Yellow Cabs. That was a first. When they start showing up in limos we will publish our hamburger recipe :)
Community member John Pearson has bee on every event in 2013. John, you are a big part of this team.
Rick and Ruth OBrien are from the Summit neighborhood and are becoming regulars at our forest events. Besides spontaneously running to the store when food got low they are enthusiastic about everything students are doing. Thank you Rick and Ruth.
Cutting canes, digging roots,planting trees. with your friends. What better way to spend a spring Saturday?
Oh boy we ate well.
UWREN Team members Jody Johnson and Duncan Medlin arranging plants according to a design based on best science.
In the end it is about creating the richest natural wildlife habitat possible.
See Friends of North Creek Forest on Facebook for more photos.
Thank you all!
Cub Scout Pack 64 learns proper root arrangement for strong plants.
A lot of new people have joined us this springs to support restoration and stewardship. And a lot of people return for almost every event. Now we are going to bring them all together in one big push to meet the spring planting schedule.
The National Park Service required a anthropological study of this part of the forest prior to releasing funds to the City of Bothell to purchase it. Students had to wait for the study to be completed before planting could begin. Now it is a race to get plant roots established before the heat of summer arrives.
The exciting part: The National Park Service is part of our conservation effort (Land and Water Grant).
Linda Cung and FNCF Board Member Cathy Garrard.
The other exciting part: we are going to win the race to plant on time.
BBQ and MAJOR PLANTING EVENT
Saturday April 27th
10 AM - 2:30 PM
[We have a lot of gloves but if you have favorite pair you can bring your own.]
Linda has been on more UWREN and FNCF restoration efforts than almost any other volunteer. Cathy has been increasingly involved "out in the field". She is also a founding board member of FNCF.
John Pearson (far left in photo) showed up on this English holly event in February and has been coming back almost every Saturday to help out.