Even in the driving rain our volunteers won't be deterred. In early December, we closed out our fall work with a morning of weed clearing and planting, capped off with a chili celebration! Thanks to our friends at Northwest Arboriculture we were able to clear a year's worth of debris from the site. We loaded a whole container, which they kindly hauled away and disposed of for us. Although the weather outside was frightful, our hard core crew was delightful, and we were all impressed with how much we accomplished!
Thanks to everyone whose contributions made for such a fun and productive day!
We were so excited to host a group of UW-Bothell Alumni recently for their Lend-A-Paw service day. It is wonderful to work with so many returning volunteers who helped out when they were students, including many former UW-REN team members. Of course, it's also always great to make new friends, and we enjoyed introducing the Forest and our restoration sites to the first timers! Any time the sun is shining in November usually makes for a great day, and this glorious day was no exception! We weeded among the native plantings, cleared a large Himalayan Blackberry patch, spread an enormous pile of mulch, and planted many new plants. Everyone was thrilled with how much work we got done!
Thanks Husky Alums - we hope to see you all back in the Forest soon!
(many more photos after the break)