Thanks to Washington State University,
Quadrant Homes, and Weyerhaeuser for providing additional
days of access to the Bonney Lake Experimental Forest!
While the forest remains closed to access by the general
volunteers have been
granted special access to this restricted site for plant
salvaging on numerous occasions.
Nearly 500 unique
volunteers are making use of native plants from this site
for restoration projects occurring throughout King and
Pierce Counties, and elsewhere too. Home owning event
participants are also experiencing the
related to the use of native plants - benefits that reach
well beyond the boundaries of their properties, but which
create community for people and wildlife alike.
ADDED THANKS... While
running errands this summer, I noticed a "For Sale" sign on
a sturdy covered quonset structure at the ArtCo Crafts Store
on 6th Ave in Tacoma... For $50.00, I was not only able to
purchase this prize,
and loaded into my vehicle with all of its parts intact, but
a second quonset frame too, because it was otherwise headed
for the trash bin!! Thanks to Trina Davis at Artco Crafts
for making this sale possible!
With the aid of last
season's Washington Conservation Corps staffs from the City
of Tacoma and from Metro Parks Tacoma, I was also able to
have both of these quonsets reconstructed at the Meadow Park
maintenance facility where I store NPSA supplies. More
thanks are due to these folks for their awesome team-work!
We now have a shade structure for plants that require
outdoor shade while being held, and a covered structure
where plant propagation can occur for work parties supplying
their own pots and soil! Thank you, ThankYou, Thank You!
Anna Thurston -