Coalition Board Members Support Local WWRP Ribbon Cuttings

June 1, 2017

Pictured are WWRC Board Members:  Wendy Tyner, Kaleen Cottingham (ex officio), Tom Bugert, Hannah Clark, & Deborah Jensen (Board Chair) at the April 28th Ribbon Cutting at North Creek Forest in Bothell.

Bearing the fruit of WWRP grants takes patience. It takes dedication. And it takes stakeholder champions that can help advocate for projects. We are so very fortunate at the Coalition to have such a broad and diverse group of WWRP champions on our Board of Directors.

In the last month and a half, we have attended four ribbon cuttings, with six more events scheduled in the coming month. Most of these events were coordinated by the local agencies which received the WWRP grant award and organizations that have a vested interest in seeing the projects succeed. Celebrating the hard work that it takes to see these wonderful projects come to fruition has a major impact on the communities that are served. These events are a time to reflect, honor, and celebrate. Preserving and creating parks, green spaces, wildlife habitat, and farmland is what this program accomplishes—and these events are when community voices come together to recognize these achievements. Time to stop and smell the roses!

Huge congratulations go out to Mason County, the City of Bothell, Whidbey Camino Land Trust, and the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission for completing wonderful additions to the WWRP project family.

And of course, a big heartfelt thank you to those that continue to support the Coalition by serving on its Board of Directors. We have fifty Board Directors from all over Washington state. Without those folks stepping up to serve by giving their time, talent, and treasure, our Coalition—plain and simple—would not exist.

If you are interested in learning more about the scheduled ribbon cuttings in June, please call the office at 206-748-0082, email me at, or check out our Events page,

April & May Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies:  Mason County Recreation Area Infield Renovation, North Creek Forest, Trillium Community Forest, and Sunset Beach