Girl Scouts and Whale Lovers Restore an Urban Forest March 14, 2015

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Girl Scout Troop 43005

A drizzly morning gave way to smiles and positive energy as dozens of girl scouts and whale lovers joined together to help Nature Consortium restore the largest contiguous forest in Seattle: The West Duwamish Greenbelt!

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The forest not only provides a buffer between heavy industrial areas and homes but it also reduces toxic stormwater benefiting salmon, orcas, and all of us!

 

 

 

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A young Whale Scout volunteer made these dorsal fins for the kids.

 

 

 

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Special instruction on planting trees was provided by Mollie with Nature Consortium.

 

 

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Teamwork! Double the fun and progress!

 

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Over 70 bare root native evergreen trees were planted.

 

 

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Musicians arrived half way through the day to keep the energy going strong!

 

 

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Once nearly 100 trees were planted we delivered mulch to each small plant.

 

 

 

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Buckets of mulch were passed down the trail bucket brigade style.

 

 

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Everybody helps!

 

 

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Thanks for a wonderful day! Because of your help, salmon are growing bigger and stronger providing food for orcas! We are truly grateful for your time and dedication. A couple joined us all the way from Portland, Oregon. How inspiring!

 

 

Special thanks to troop 43005 and Christine Caruso for your enthusiasm and photos!

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