Northwest NEWS

April 8, 2002

Editorial

Work party at Thrashers Corner Park

Bothell Parks and Recreation is hosting a community work party at Thrashers Corner Regional Park to start its development as a park Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For a recognized completed park, much is required — especially money. As a first step, a Master Plan has been developed and will be presented at the Bothell City Council meeting on May 6. This lets people know what needs to be done to get to a "finished" park. It also is crucial for getting funds.
   This work party is very important for the park's development.
   First it's a start. This work party will concentrate on the removal of invasive plants in preparation for native ones and a return to a more natural setting as a passive park.
   Second this work party is crucial for getting funds. When money is handed out one area looked at is community input.  This is the community's chance to let Bothell know how important the park is to them by volunteering one or two hours of time on its behalf. Let's show Bothell we do care and that this is important to us.   
   People from Bothell Parks will tell you what needs to be done. Work captains need to be identified as soon as possible.
   Sign up with Steve Dahl of Bothell Parks (425) 486-7430. He can also answer questions. Young people can help, but adults must accompany them. Scout troops, neighborhood groups, church groups, civic groups, business groups, environmental groups, residents at large - here is your chance to make a difference for our community.  
   Hope to see you all at Thrashers Corner Regional Park May 4 with your tools and work gloves. Don't forget your rubber boots. The park is mostly wetlands!
   Currently Bothell Parks is working on providing a shuttle from a nearby parking lot to the park. Refreshments will be provided.  
   Questions about Thrashers Corner Preservation Association? Visit the website at www.thrasherspreservation.com
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