Darryl is a founding member of FNCF and has worked with us through the development of our initial documents, education policies and our first support work of the UWB Restoration Ecology Network. As President of the UWB Sustainability Organization Darrel Was central to everything we do on campus.
The weed litter.
A natural educator, Darryl brought information and enthusiasm to every group.
only 400' from the restoration site.
Darryl Nevels, sees the site work moving toward a conclusion... mulch and planting today, thinking about water in the summer.
Darryl and 2011-12 ASUWB President Freddie Hensen on a day when 54 students and neighbors showed up to plant trees and shrubs
Friends, team members, fellow students and neighbors... healthy and meaningful work... we enjoyed these together.
Safety briefing, tool use,etc.
It's not a Tai Chi class. It's Darrel teaching students about the nature of Knotweed.
Lunch with Aaron Huston, 2012-13 Sustainability Org. President and Sarah Witte, who is now our Volunteer Recruiter/Coordinator)
Darryl, you are moving on to a new adventure. You have shaped many things on your way through: professors, team members, friends, fellow students and a grateful community. You have nurtured us all.
A farmer's view says, "Everything on this planet depends upon a few inches of soil and the chance it might rain".
We might add, "It is all made better by people like you". Thank You Darryl... FNCF
Darryl Nevels officially completes his term as a Board Member of Friends of North Creek Forest in January 2013. Now graduated from UW Bothell, Darrel has enrolled with University of Southern California as a graduate student in Environmental Study. He will be working from a remote location (Florida) where he returns to support his parents.
Darryl at Earth Day 2012
Darryl and other UWREN members began clearing the first ever restoration site in North Creek Forest in the dead of winter. It was a daunting task but this team was absolutely dedicated.
How to plant and where to plant it.
A natural leader, Darryl almost always added something extra to events with a side trip and a discussion about the forest. Darryl is able to describe wetlands, forest succession, upland conifer stands and high value habitat surrounded by his subject and students having their first experience in NCF.
Friendship is a rewarding part of restoration as many discovered. Darryl has a lot of good friends.
Darryl with team members, neighbors and friends.
So Darryl has finished up at UWB... but returns to the forest to remove a giant patch of a serious invader... Knotweed... here seen prepping 40+ volunteers.
We found a lot of garbage under the Knotweed. Darryl hauls it to a pile where Steve Dahl, Bothell Parks Dept. hauls it away.
Some think it was Darrel who also planted a dead tree (temporarily). Did he say we were supposed to water it?