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Febrary 2016

Darrington Strong
General Meeting
Feb. 17, 2016

Nels opened the meeting with introductions.

Steve reported Darrington Strong has a treasury balance of $**,***.59 with a division of $*,***.** for Darrington Strong committees, $*,***.** for Friends for Public Use and $**,***.** for Friends of North Mountain.

Rick reported Friends of North Mountain has launched a funding page on Indiegogo. They are working on press releases. He will attend a trade fair in Bellingham and attended the eagle festival in Arlington.

Martha reported Friends for Public Use will be creating an inventory for all concrete bridges & fords on forest roads in the Darrington Ranger District.  All bridges & fords will be examined for damage and an estimate for the repairs needed will be assessed.  FFPU has been using GoFundMe to raise funds. FFPU is trying to assist finding a company to bid on the down trees on FSR #25 & #27 for a salvage logging.Until these trees are removed these roads & their trails remain inaccessible.

Martha reported she would like a committee for street planters. Several members offered to help. She will plant dogwood and fringe trees in the fall at Dot Park. Rick will check on prices. She is working on a butterfly garden at the park, with several students.

Steve reported Friends for North Mountain has joined the Forest Fire Lookout Association.

Martha discussed the viability of a worker space in Darrington for community members to use and share tools to create items that could be sold. Linda shared that the Senior Center kitchen is commercial grade and available for rent.  A field trip will be organized to go to Bellingham to see their Worker Space at the Foundry.

Gordy announced there will be an art show and sale at his house, Mar. 12, 10 - 3.

Nels adjourned the meeting.

In Attendance:

Members:
Nels Rasmussen
Steve Somsen
JoAnn Milton
Linda Smith
Rick Knight
Martha Rasmussen
Gordy Beil
Ron Wolff
Marla Skaglund
Guest
Michele Seffer
Sally Hintz
Charlie Duncan
Maggie Weimer