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Thanks for a Fabulous Garden Tour!

posted Jul 2, 2013, 7:38 PM by Roxie Rochat   [ updated Jul 2, 2013, 7:42 PM ]
Thank you for your help with the Sixth Annual Camano Wildlife Habitat Garden Tour!

It sounded as if all went well at the gardens! Some people even stopped by The Blue Building afterwards to say how delighted they were! We had a busy day at the blue building. We accounted for 258 for-sure bodies, but know there were more in the cars, at home waiting, or already on the south end of the island who skipped the blue building. We signed up 2 new Backyard Wildlife Habitats, which brings us to 807 certified habitats on the island!  Three more people filled out 
applications and hopefully will mail them soon.

A huge thanks to the gardeners, whose willingness to participate made it possible to show how to share our space with the wildlife. We are very grateful you opened your yards to so many people to extend our message of sharing our space with the critters.

A special event like our Camano garden tour takes a lot of work and a lot of people to make the event work.  So many, many thanks for all that you contributed to our Backyard Wildlife Show & Tell Day. Docents and parkers at the gardens made it possible to go beyond a pleasant stroll through the garden to an educational opportunity that made all our hard work pay off for the critters! Thanks also to all who distributed the 75 posters and 750 bookmark fliers, listed us on calendars, pitched story ideas, and coordinated signage. We had feature stories in both the Stanwood News and the Everett Herald.

A special thanks to Barb and Joe for hosting our volunteer garden party. It was very nice to sit down and relax in a Backyard Wildlife Habitat. More thanks to Bev and Sole for organizing the garden party, and another thank you to all who brought treats for the event.

PLUS — MANY THANKS to Shawn...

15 RAHs for Shawn who jumped in to coordinate our annual garden tour and maintain our fabulous SHOW and TELL event that truly shows how we can  Create an Island in Harmony with Nature — One Yard at a Time!!!

RAH!  RAH!  RAH! RAH! RAH!!!
RAH!  RAH!  RAH! RAH! RAH!!!
RAH!  RAH!  RAH! RAH! RAH!!!
YAY, Shawn!!!!!!!!

ADD another 15 RAHS for Roxie, who became our photoshop and map maker pro, which enabled people to arrive at all the gardens and learn lots! 

AND MANY MORE RAHs for all of you involved who spread the word and made the garden tour possible!

 because we all know to —

 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” 
 ~ Margaret Mead's words of wisdom.

 Thank you all for caring and sharing your time and space for the critters!!!

 Val
 
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