Volunteer Appreciation: An Eagle Takes Flight

(Source: Summer 2016 Newsletter, page 12)

In 2010 Tristan Martinez and his elementary school classmates visited our Trestle Farm property in Yelm with the Nisqually River Education Project. The goal of the program is to plant native trees in the ground and seeds of good environmental stewardship in the minds of the next generation.

Five years later, we’re seeing the trees and the children grow.

Last winter, inspired by his early exposure to habitat restoration, Tristan approached the Land Trust about completing an Eagle Scout service project. He returned to Trestle Farm with a troop of Boy Scouts and 300 native trees purchased with funds he’d raised.

With help from Land Steward Charly Kearns, Tristan successfully initiated, organized and executed his planting project on the property where it all began.

Bravo Tristan and congratulations on your achievement!