THERE IS A PILE OF MULCH behind the one you can see.
The UW-REN Team and volunteers moved a lot of it last Saturday. What a group! People from local, state and federal government; UW students/faculty; neighbors and kids.
Unfortunately everyone was working and didn't take much time to take pictures so we are thin on those. Not everyone is represented in a photo.
The Team: Teppei Sato, Elliott Church, Darryl Nevels, Danee Moesch, Sarah Witte, Freddie Hensen
The Team was organized. Upon arrival we could pick from one of three stations.
1) pull blackberry roots
2) water every plant on site
3) deliver and spread mulch 6-8 inches deep
We took breaks for a variety of group photos, food, beverage and Dan Paquette led people on a local botanical tour while Sarah Witte showed visitors around the site.
What is hidden is the enormous amount of work the team did. We will publish their final report very soon.
Linda Cung, Mandy Knudtson and Yara Khalaf on a short break.
OTHERS missing from group photos:
Dan Paquette, botanist extraordinaire
Erik Goheen, Rep. Moscoso leg. assistant
Linda Cung, 4th time on site, UW-REN from another team
Peater Bottuello, Board Member WWRC
Ben Kantner, Wash. State Sierra Club
FRIENDS OF NORTH CREEK FOREST SUMMER ACTIVITY
First we must complete our contribution to the next Land and Water grant application.
Second: We have interns, students of perpetual energy and interest. We do our best to feed their thirst for forest education.
Third: We must begin serious fund raising for a staff person. Volunteers can only do so much before quality suffers.
Want to help? Drop an email and let's talk!
Thanks for the great Spring!
Friends of North Creek Forest
UW-REN Team members Darryl Nevels and Freddie Hensen
The original work party
scheduled for May 12th has been changed to:
Saturday May 26th
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Map to North Creek Forest work site HERE
Several other events on campus necessitated this change. So please mark you calendar for the May 26th.
If you can't come to work please drop in anyway to thank the students for their hard work. This is the last big event for academic year 2012.
Sarah Witte adds native shrubs along old garage foundation.
The team will be on site in reduced numbers on May 12th. So if you can't make the May 26th date please drop in for a couple of hours on the 12th between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. If you have to pick between the two dates pick the 26th.
It takes a community to plant a 40' tree.
WITH SPRING QUARTER SOON ENDING
UW-REN's 2012 field work is almost over. This is your chance to meet the team on site and help complete the finishing touches on a big project.
Saturday, May 12
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Work site map HERE
Snacks and beverage provided
Tools and gloves provided
Job satisfaction provided
This is community work at it's best and you will be helping UW seniors complete the largest Capstone project between Bothell and Tacoma.
Some volunteers really jump into the work. Richard has worked up a thirst and an appetite.
SPECIAL INVITE TO BOTHELL CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS
By noon everything should be in full swing. With such short notice we know most of you probably can't be on site for three hours, though it will be great if you can. But we do hope you can drop in to see what these amazing students are doing to restore this section of North Creek Forest. Maybe around noon?
Meet the 2031 - 2032 UW-REN Captain for North Creek Forest!
THE FIRST TEAM
This is the first year for FNCF and UW-REN work in North Creek Forest. It won't be the last. It is abundantly clear that a restoration site around the corner from the UWB/CCC campus is as valuable to the campus as the campus is valuable to our community.
It is highly probable that the young man to the left will have a chance to someday design, implement and evaluate his own restoration project along with his team of UW seniors.
Thanks to all who have participated so far this year. Community involvement helps the forest and the students.
Friends of North Creek Forest