July 3, 2000
Around my neighborhood, and probably other areas, too, I have noticed more than enough trees to make room for businesses, apartments, condominiums, houses, and fast food restaurants. In a three-mile radius from my house, I have seen three different apartment complexes go up, three fast food restaurants, and a big business park. I think that the state should hire people to come look and see what homes and habitats people are destroying before they start building.
I decided to do a year-long school project on birds of prey because they have fascinated me and I wanted to somehow help out the community. Working at the Sarvey Wildlife Center, I have been able to see injured birds rehabilitated into good and maybe releasable birds.
It is great to know that if just one person reads this letter, or maybe all of Washington, they can go and make a difference just like I have by working at a rehabilitation center.
Matthew Holm, Bothell