Northwest NEWS

September 24, 2001

Editorial

Volunteers needed to restore trail and preserve habitat

On behalf of the Woodinville City Council, I would like to encourage your participation in Woodinville's Sammamish ReLeaf event on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a wonderful Woodinville tradition that is supported by King County and several Eastside cities. Community volunteerism brings great pride. Spending the day or just a few hours with family, friends and other volunteers at this event will accomplish many things: restoring the banks of the Sammamish River, preserving river habitat including salmon, and beautifying one of Woodinville's most popular recreation attractions - the Sammamish River Trail.
   The city has participated in this event for several years. This year's planting site is a long stretch of embankment along the Sammamish River across from the new Willows Lodge hotel.
   We are grateful for the support we receive each year. This year's local sponsors and supporters include Willows Lodge hotel, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Tully's Coffee, Big Foot Bagels, Jamba Juice, Waste Management Northwest and Fruhling Soil of Bothell.
   Several events will be happening in our Tourist District area on that day. Free parking for this event is available at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, and our free shuttle will take you to and from the planting site between 9:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. Boost your spirits by joining the greater Woodinville community and us at Sammamish ReLeaf 2001.
   Be sure to dress for the weather. Bring garden tools. Contact John Markuson at (425) 489-2700, Ext 2230, for volunteer information. See our Web site at www.ci.woodinville.wa.us for event details.
   Mayor Randy Ransom, City of Woodinville