The Bothell City Council authorizes the purchase of the last parcel of land to complete the acquisition of all 63.4 acres of the forest, preserving the land from development.
Excerpt: “The city has secured grant funding for the acquisition from the King County Conservation Futures program and from the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office through the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program (WWRP) Local Parks Program and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Additional private funding of about $54,000 also has been secured.
Community groups have been working for many years to acquire all the property that is known as the North Creek Forest. A grassroots organization, Help Our Woods (HOW), started the efforts in the year 2000 and raised funds to purchase initial parcels of the forest. HOW also secured state recognition for the North Creek Forest as a vital element in salmon recovery efforts.”
Read the full story in the Bothell Reporter.