SAVE HABITAT AND DIVERSITY OF WETLANDS ORGANIZATION
Rating: 5 stars 1 reviews
Location: 21656 184th Ave SE Renton WA 98058 USA
Mission: SHADOW’s mission is to ensure the sustainability of Shadow Lake Bog and other unique habitats within Jenkins Creek Basin through environmental education, preservation, and restoration.
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I became involved with this organization after thorough due diligence of the founder. My goal was to directly help protect wildlands for native plants,animals and future generations to enjoy. When you get involved at this level you can directly observe the effects of your involvement. This organization has saved almost 100 acres on the shore of Shadow Lake in King County WA. There are many more acres to save in this Jenkins Creek basin. We also are working to build a "green" spirit of the longhouse on a small portion of the non-wetland piece so the children can have a classroom and a place to learn about American Indian culture and customs. I believe that wildlands help children recover from adversity and gives them hope. Currently about 600 students visit as part of their school study program and we are working to accommodate more. We welcome contributions. Thank you.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
A portion of the acreage protected was the subject of a subdivision application with the county that could have resulted in the building of 26 houses where an older growth forest now stands. To walk through this forest and see the footprints of all the animals makes me so grateful that Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands organization was there to help this important ecosystem.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I am a board member and we are working to improve all the time. Budget permitting we would continue buying more land to increase the wildlife corridor and build a "spirit of the longhouse" for the school district to bring more children out. We welcome volunteers who help plant trees, remove invasive species and contribute expertise on various subjects.