Notes from the Chair
The Alumni Council’s New Year launched with a lot of energy following the great success of our 6th Annual 5K Run–Walk on May 15. A lot of fun and exciting things have taken place since then including hosting:.
- 65 alumni and friends in the Miller Lite Bullpen BBQ Tent at the Everett Aquasox game on August 26. Along with the game, attendees enjoyed barbecue, beverages and socializing on a lovely summer evening.
- 40 alumni, students, faculty and friends on September 17 for the first ever “Lend-A-Paw” day of service.
- A table on Friday, September 23 at the Bothell Chamber of Commerce “Vintage Bothell Wine Walk” on Main Street. Alumni and Bothell neighbors stopped by to chat and enjoy wine and snacks.
Regular council meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in room UW1-280. All alumni are welcome, so please join us!
A group of 40 University of Washington Bothell alumni, students, faculty and friends spent several hours maintaining a section of the Sammamish River Trail in Bothell on September 17.
In partnership with City of Bothell staff, the university group removed invasive Himalayan blackberry from a 100-meter stretch of land along the popular regional trail between Blyth Park and 102nd Avenue Northeast in Bothell. The volunteers then replanted the area with native rose, Pacific ninebark and
red-osier dogwood. Following the hard work, everyone was rewarded with an after-party that included viewing the UW-Nebraska football game and enjoying food and drinks.
Many of the volunteers were students of the university’s renowned conservation and restoration ecology program.
The activity was sponsored by the university’s alumni council. According to council chair, Mary Howisey, “Volunteer service is one important way for our former students to stay connected with the Bothell community. Our students enjoy the benefits of living and studying in this growing college town, and we like to give back however we can.”