APRIL 28, 1997
Classic Nursery wins Green Globe award
Classic Nursery & Landscape Co., located on Bear Creek in Redmond, was the big winner at the Green Globe Awards ceremony, accepting both the Leader in Environmental Education and the Leader in Wildlife Habitat Protection awards.
Each year, nursery owners Linda and Leon Hussey invite school and youth groups to observe and learn about salmon that run in Bear Creek. This past year, 60 groups visited the nursery. The Husseys have also installed trails and an area to hold small group discussions along Bear Creek. They are planning a boardwalk with interpretive signs and computers that explain the salmon's life cycle and habitat.
In partnership with King County they have helped restore the creek to mimic the hydraulics of the original creek. The owners also teach and encourage their clients to select plant materials and landscape in wildlife-friendly ways, extending the benefits to wildlife far beyond the boundaries of the nursery.