Our first conservation event in partnership with the Snohomish County Healthy Forest Project was a tremendous success this past Saturday.
We had 29 volunteers attend – 12 from the club, and the rest from local schools and our community.
The county was thrilled by the turnout and work we accomplished together. We also had several local beachgoers stop us at the site, and in the parking lot, to find out what was going on. They appreciated our restoration efforts and were interested in joining us for future events.
Here are a few stats the county passed along:
Collectively, 78 hours were donated for this event. That is an equivalent labor investment of $2,480!
We cleared around 2,200 sq ft (0.05 ac)
We removed three different types of weeds: blackberry, ivy, and thistles, while also preserving native roses planted on the beach
…and we had a good time doing it!
If you attended, thank you for your hard work and support!
As a club, we created a promotional campaign that appeared online throughout social media, as well as numerous local press outlets.
You can read a couple of our mentions through the following links:
We also appealed directly to principals at all our local elementary, middle, and high schools, as well as Edmonds Community College. We were thrilled to have students from Picnic Point Elementary and Meadowdale Middle join us on the beach.
Event signs bearing the club’s logo were also displayed in the lobbies of the Lynnwood, Edmonds, and Mukilteo libraries.
We’ll be posting pictures from the event on our social media accounts throughout the coming week. If you haven’t followed us yet, please take a moment to do so now. You can access everything the club produces through our new Linktree at: linktr.ee/OlympicFlyFishers. Icons directing you to our social media accounts are located near the bottom.
Our next conservation event at Picnic Point is tentatively set for mid- to late-September (after the heat). It will, of course, be scheduled around any outings we have on the calendar.
See you on the beach this fall!
Conservation Committee Chairman
Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds
P.O. Box 148
Edmonds, WA 98020