Hardy Volunteers Too Tough to be Stopped by Rain!

On December 5th, 2015 a team of tough, hardworking volunteers braved the constant rain to restore salmon habitat at North Creek Forest. Cold temps and wet feet didn’t slow us down as we transported a gigantic pile of previously uprooted invasive plants into a dumpster to be properly composted, spread 15 cubic yards of mulch, and planted a dozen trees. Hearty chili warmed up our group of whale lovers, students, and concerned citizens. Thanks to Friends of North Creek Forest for hosting our group and for all of the fantastic work protecting orca food growing up in North Creek.

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Volunteers get out of the rain to enjoy chili and cornbread in front of the newly constructed sound wall parallel to I-405 image2 (3)

Spreading mulch in the winter helps retain and conserve water for new plants in the summer

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While the  middle sections of the forest are largely intact, the edges were covered in blackberries and now new trees are being planted proving greater diversity and habitat for wildlife

 

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Obligatory group photo – Rain is our liquid sunshine!

 

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