Stewardship Squad is building steam, working out on the Evans Creek Preserve trail again with the Washington Trails Association. The children were very inspired to meet the legendary volunteer Pete who has over 1,000 work parties under his belt. There was much talk of working to earn their five-work-party hard hats with their name on it.
A terrific inaugural event! We began with the WA Trails Association, led by Krista Dooley. The children hiked through the mud to transplant sturdy native sword ferns, Polystichum munitum from the forest to the edge of the new trail. They learned about the proper crown placement when planting, digging appropriate root balls and erosion-control techniques. It will be exciting to return to this new park when it officially opens to visit our work!