We could never accomplish our goals without the hard work of our Forest Stewards – a group of dedicated, trained volunteers who take on a leadership role by “adopting” a site at a local park and serving as a point-person for restoration and maintenance there.
At Farrel-McWhirter Park, new Forest Steward Miguel Llanos has a “keep it simple” strategy: creating a group of neighbors (and anyone else interested in helping out) who he can e-mail (or call) a few days before heading out to the park for 2 to 3 hours of work on a weekend morning. He could use your help! Although much of this beautiful park is in good shape, it needs regular maintenance to control the spread of invasive species. Miguel is hoping to organize a small group to “drop in and dig out” invasives about once a month.
If you’d like to be on Miguel’s contact list, feel free to e-mail him at Miguel.llanos [at] msnbc.com.
To learn more about the Forest Steward Program, visit greenredmond.org