We once again extend our thanks, this time to the Peach Foundation, for a grant in support of our Education Program. The Peach Foundation enabled our Education Program to get started a few years ago, and we are so excited to take it to new heights in the coming year with their support!
We are incredibly honored to receive a grant from the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund. This grant will help support our ever-growing Stewardship Program, which helps improve the health of North Creek Forest and brings depth to the greater community’s understanding of nature and how to protect our natural resources. Support from the Tulalip Tribes will allow us to develop and document systems and increase capacity so our volunteers continue to have a positive experience.
This grant will also support an educational partnership with the Northwest Indian College. We will work with NWIC faculty to support classroom learning about forest ecology and local traditional ecological knowledge with field experiences and project based learning.
We thank The Tulalip Tribes for their generosity support of our work and the work of many other organizations in our community.
Boeing Bothell employees came out on Friday, June 3rd to help restore North Creek Forest as part of World Environment Day. 37 volunteers helped remove invasive weeds like Himalayan blackberry, reed canarygrass, and morning glory. Removing the invasive weeds makes room for our existing native plants to thrive, which will help the restoration site continue to grow into a more mature forest. Furthermore, future volunteers will now be able to spread mulch over the cleared areas, which helps suppress invasive weed growth.
After 4 hours of work, Boeing volunteers cleared at least 2,000 square feet of invasive weeds from the lower restoration sites, contributing 86 hours in the process. Thanks again to all of the Boeing Bothell employees who helped restore North Creek Forest!