WELCOME AMY LAMBERT TO OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Amy's academic background:
Lecturer, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, U of W Bothell
Ph.D. Conservation Biology, University of Washington
M.S. Restoration Ecology, University of Washington
B.F.A. Visual Arts, Florida State University
Amy's classes play a large role in NCF restoration. Her summer class, Urban Bees, will offer an oft overlooked perspective on our urban wild lands (and back yards). Also proposed, a project to design signage that might someday be used to awaken visitors the the wonders of the forest.
Amy (about her classes)
“...an opportunity for people living in urban environments to be involved in the reconstruction of ecological processes."
“Humans need a relationship with natural environment.”
Amy's classes include The Art And Science of Restoration Ecology. It is a good track toward the senior Capstone program, UW Restoration Ecology Network. In the words of one student, a former business major with a 3.96 GPA:
"After taking a restoration ecology course at UW Bothell taught by Amy Lambert, I rediscovered the wonders of nature and changed my major to environmental studies with a minor in ecological restoration."
OTHER EVENTS NOT PREVIOUSLY COVERED
May 10th - Montessori visit
FNCF Vice President Dr. David Bain invited a class from Woodinville Montessori to tour the UWREN site with team liaison Kent Parkinson. The students saw first hand, the results of a scientifically designed restoration site.
They also got the story behind this moss covered door: A doorway to nature, created by artist Teppei Sato.
By the way: an interesting convergence of funding...
The Rose Foundation Grassroots Grant enables us to expand all of our stewardship activities including UWREN support. A second Grassroots Grant to The Environmental Science Center expands that group's environmental education, which includes enriching their activity with Woodinville Montessori. A third Grassroots Grant, to Woodinville Montessori, enables them to do a significant restoration project along a small stream next to their school. Thank you Rose Foundation!
May 18th - "County Line Creek" cleanup
Our previous article announced a pending clean up of some of the areas of NCF now owned by the city. We started by taking apart the rotting roof on this structure.
Force and leverage, it worked on this roof.
Steve Dahl, Bothell Parks, was the lead on this event.
Two volunteers independently mentioned their appreciation for Steve's leadership. One comment... "Man, he doesn't just tell you what to do. He's in there doing the heavy work."
Thanks Steve. You have our appreciation for your leadership and hard work.
Carolyn Freese, FNCF Treasurer and Adam Hess, Cascadia CC, Amphibian Research Intern, hauling loads of soggy rugs to the dumpster.
We finished getting everything out of "County Line Creek" then volunteers regrouped at 242nd, in the upper forest, to relocate additional trash to a city truck staged for the event.
Everything planned was completed.
The team doesn't look tired so...
After this end-of-day photo many enthusiastic volunteers walked 200 meters to the UWREN site and put in another 1.5 hours!
An awesome day team... we received communications from city officials expressing appreciation for your hard work. You made a real difference.
Our level of stewardship was made possible by a grant from the Rose Foundation.