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Our Mission: To maintain and improve the biological function of North Creek Forest through education, stewardship and conservation in perpetuity.
Friends of North Creek Forest is a grassroots environmental non-profit founded in 2011 that focuses on environmental restoration and education within North Creek Forest. By weaving education and restoration together we are improving the ecological function of the forest while also boosting education. Expanding this model benefits our salmon and the Puget Sound.
Our volunteer work helps reduce soil erosion, increase forest heatlh, increase water quality, increase native wildlife habitat, and builds a stronger sense of community. Check back frequently for future volunteer opportunities.
by John e. from Lynnwood, WA
It was easy to get in contact with them. They even were courteous to send an email stating the event would go on "rain or shine". And provided advice on how to dress accordingly. After arriving, several people were just standing around chatting and told me the event was canceled due to a high wind warning. I dont believe tgey are actually in it to help the community but just want the community to think they are good. I was happy to go and persue other cleanup options to at least do something.
The did send an email 45 minutes before the event saying that it was canceled due to wind. Though I did not see it until after the fact.
The rain passed over and it is sunny and dry now with minimal wind..
I hope this review motivates them to do better with their resources.
The work is hard physically at times, but the individuals truly care about this forest and the area as a whole. They are friendly and informative and great at making you feel included no matter your limitations or talents. There are plenty of jobs to be done and its quite easy to just jump in and go! Be prepared to work hard (I'm sore this evening!) but to also learn a lot, have some fun, and enjoy the beautiful sights sounds and smells of the forest! Oh and they aren't kidding when they say bring boots for mud!