We have our upcoming Darrington Strong meeting this Wednesday, January 18th, 7pm at the Cascade Senior Center. We've had an amazing 2016 and now its time to make 2017 even better! I think we need to take some time and reflect on some of our 2016 accomplishments, pat each other on the back and get geared up for an even greater year!
Our speaker for our next meeting will be Amy Lucas with Snohomish County Parks & Recreation. The topic will be looking into the feasibility of restoring tracts of public land as active timberlands and engaging in variable stand thinning. Two nearby locations considered for this is the Whitehorse Community Park on North Mountain & the Fortson Trailhead on the Whitehorse Trail. The goals for this project is to restore forest & understory health, address the needs of fish & wildlife habitat, trail enhancements & generate needed revenues. So why would you be interested in this topic? This could open up possibilities for improvements to these park lands and their potential trail systems. Not only can these improvements benefit our quality of life but generate more visitors to the area which generates local revenues. Please come to the meeting to learn more and be sure to ask your questions so TOGETHER we can all learn more!