By Habitat Restoration Crew Lead Geoff Bough
2018 was an incredibly productive year for the Snoqualmie Stewardship Program field crew. We had the opportunity to work on exciting new properties as well as create new volunteer partnerships. This year also brought our first fee for service work through our partnership with Capri Property Management for a streambank stabilization project in Woodinville. The project involved laying out rolls of coir fabric and the installation of hundreds of livestakes and shrubs to better hold the slope together. This was a fun project for us and allowed us to work with some plants that are not typically in our palette.
Our planting goals for the year were far exceeded with the installation of over 17,000 trees and shrubs throughout the Snoqualmie watershed. Most notably was the phase two section of the Aronica Family property. We partnered with Microsoft this year for the annual Day of Caring event and were able to prepare a large area for a Fall planting at Aronica. We also had our friends at Aspect Consulting out to our site at Carnation Farms where we planted 1,000 trees and shrubs along the Snoqualmie River!
We are ever thankful to all of the landowners, partners, volunteers and other agencies that allow us all to become better stewards of the land through education, restoration and hard work!
If you would like more information on the Snoqualmie Stewardship Program or have a project that you think our crew could help with, please visit stewardshippartners.org or contact Chris Lapointe at firstname.lastname@example.org.