Alum Chris Covey speaks on victory for Bothell's North Creek Forest

Bothell Mayor Andy Rheaume and Gov. Jay Inslee cut the ribbon to celebrate the city’s procurement of all of North Creek Forest

Alum Chris Covey ('03, Policy Studies; '01, Society, Ethics & Human Behavior) and other supporters recently celebrated the acquisition of the final parcel of North Creek Forest. UW Bothell has a long history with saving the forest, a 63.4 acre reserve in the heart of Bothell.  A primary champion has been Friends of North Creek Forest, of which IAS faculty members Warren Gold and Amy Lambert are board members and alum Alice Tsoodle (’13, Environmental Studies) serves as Education Manager. Countless UW Bothell students and alumni have toured, studied, and restored the forest, many though UW’s Restoration Ecology Network program.

As co-president of Friends of North Creek Forest, Covey stated, "We’re here because of the power of the imagination of the first friends of the forest. This forest now belongs to us all, for our future generations to enjoy.” 

Learn more about the festivities, which included a ribbon-cutting by Governor Jay Inslee and remarks by Bothell mayor and IAS alum Andy Rheaume (’04, Environmental Science).