We were honored to receive a Proclamation from Mayor Rheaume and the Bothell City Council last week in support of our work to protect and steward North Creek Forest! A huge thanks to all of our friends, volunteers and supporters who helped make this possible!
CITY OF BOTHELL
BRAVO Award presented to the
City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest
WHEREAS Friends of North Creek Forest have played an integral part assisting the City of Bothell in preparing grant applications for acquiring land at North Creek Forest; and
WHEREAS Friends of North Creek Forest has invested substantial resources on behalf of the City to support successful grant applications amounting to nearly $2.8 million, which allowed the City to purchase the Forest property, including preparing and presenting three successful Land and Water Conservation Fund grants; and
WHEREAS the Recreation and Conservation Office notified the City of Bothell that the most recent Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application for North Creek Forest scored #1 in the state out of sixteen applications in the Land and Water Conservation Fund; and
WHEREAS the Director of the Recreation and Conservation Office presented the City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest with a BRAVO Award on January 19, 2016 in recognition of receiving the #1 ranking in the state; and
WHEREAS Friends of North Creek Forest has expended over $221,600 for forest stewardship, and supported and coordinated over 1200 volunteers contributing more than 10,900 volunteer hours since 2011 (including over 4,300 just in 2015).
WHEREAS FNCF has purchased tools and funded staff capable of fielding over 60 volunteers at any given forest stewardship event, and developed educational programming in North Creek Forest; and
NOW THEREFORE, I, Andy Rheaume, Mayor of the City of Bothell, do hereby recognize
“FRIENDS OF NORTH CREEK FOREST”
We encourage all citizens in the City of Bothell to support the continued efforts of Friends of North Creek Forest to preserve and enhance North Creek Forest.
In witness whereof, I hereunto set my hand and official seal this 2ND day of February, 2016.
Andy Rheaume Laura Hathaway
Mayor City Clerk