The mission of Friends of North Creek Forest is to maintain and improve the ecological function of North Creek Forest through education, stewardship, and conservation in perpetuity.
This 64 acre mature forest in Bothell helps to improve the water quality in nearby North Creek, a Chinook salmon bearing stream, by naturally filtering runoff from upland neighborhoods and protecting the steep slope from erosion. We request funding to support our Stewardship Program, which focuses on restoring North Creek Forest, while simultaneously engaging the community to participate in its care. We increase ecological literacy by engaging, supporting, training and inspiring volunteers of all ages, including college students and school children, to learn how to restore and protect North Creek Forest and beyond. We link our efforts to the snow caps to whitecaps philosophy for the recovery of Puget Sound, through teaching how what happens in the forest relates to the health of the Southern Resident Killer Whale population. The people we train participate in protection and stewardship of other sites in the Puget Sound basin, so we increase the region’s capacity to improve our waters.
Your support will help us continue to provide meaningful forest experiences and education for generations to come.
Thank you for considering this proposal.