To say we were happy would be a serious understatement. We had worked for so long and so hard, raising money for these signs with our initial membership drive. And there they were – two of ’em, in the ground, in Lincoln Park! It was hard to believe the day had finally come:
We quickly notified all of the involved parties and organized a “dedication”, where we talked about the signs – as well as our hopes and concerns. And of course, we had to have a picture. Thanks to Patrick Robinson of the West Seattle Herald for taking this one of us:
There were a couple of nice write-ups, from the West Seattle Herald, and from the West Seattle Blog. Counting the two signs installed in Schmitz Preserve last September, there are now four of these beautiful signs in West Seattle Parks.
I visited both signs a day later and got a real good feeling as I watched dozens of children pass by them on their way to and from the pool, day camps, family picnics and more. And yes, I did particularly enjoy when some stopped to read them. We hope they make a difference in the way people think about, and treat, our fragile forests.
Finally, a huge thank you to all Seattle Nature Alliance Members! Your membership dues (approximately 90%) went directly into the purchase of these signs – something to feel pretty good about the next time you walk by one.
If you are interested in staying in touch with what’s happening with nature in Seattle, consider becoming a Seattle Nature Alliance member.