GIVING BACK TO NATURE & FLOODPLAINS

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Volunteering at Fisher Slough

Written and Photographed by Marlo Mytty, Conservation Coordinator Puget Sound Programs & Protection and Joelene Boyd, Stewardship Coordinator for the Puget Sound Program

To celebrate Earth Month, this past Friday a group of volunteers helped us restore riparian habitat at Fisher Slough! 

The day started a little rocky as several people got caught in traffic from an overturned truck of bees on I-5. After volunteers passed swarming bees and people in bee suits, they arrived at the meeting site to a beautiful and sunny day. 

Twelve dedicated volunteers, including a grandmother with three girls (one as young as 3!), a crew of four from DocuSign, and three Conservancy staff members planted cottonwood and willows at the Fisher Slough restoration site. 

Our own Jenny Baker, Senior Restoration Manager, gave an overview of the restoration project and the importance of working with community members on the project during lunch break. The volunteers were delightful to work with and their good spirits infectious - so much so we forgot we were working! 

These generous hard-working volunteers made it possible to get 1000 trees and shrubs planted in four hours. Thank you for helping keep Washington beautiful! It was truly inspiring to be able to work with them for the day!