Northwest NEWS

August 31, 1998

Local News

Volunteers needed for stream projects

   In October, volunteers will plant trees and shrubs along the banks of the Sammamish River to help improve fish and wildlife habitat and water quality.
   To make sure those plants survive, volunteers are invited to join monitoring and maintaining restoration efforts in Wilmot Gateway Park (Woodinville) as well as Blyth Park (Bothell) and Marymoor Park (Redmond). During monthly visits, volunteers will control invasive weeds, perform wildlife counts and help to educate other community members about efforts to protect other streams in Woodinville.
   The Cities of Woodinville and Bothell, as well as King County, are co-sponsoring this effort.
   Volunteers must attend two evening classroom sessions and one all-day field trip. Classroom Session: Sept. 15 (Woodinville City Hall) and 22 (Bothell Library), 6:30-9 p.m.. Field Session: Sept. 26, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. (location to be determined.)
   For details, call Chrys Bertolotto (425) 8837-3442, For information about other parks and volunteer opportunities, contact Lane Youngblood (Woodinville: 489-2700) or Jerallyn Roetemeyer (Bothell: 486-2768).