At the September 21, 2010 Kirkland City Council meeting, Highlands neighborhood resident Karen Story was presented with the Urban Forestry Stewardship Award by the Washington Community Forestry Council for her extensive volunteer efforts in improving Kirkland parks. This recognition is well-deserved as Karen has been on the front lines volunteering, organizing and inspiring neighbors with her enthusiasm (she even herded hungry goats to help clear a neighborhood park of invasive species). Karen Story truly is one who makes Kirkland a better place to live. On August 11, 2010 the Washington Community Forestry Council announced that Kirkland resident Karen Story was the recipient of their 2010 Urban Forestry Stewardship Award for her unparalleled commitment to her neighborhood, the City of Kirkland, and the sustainability of our environment.
Presenting the award was Sarah Foster, Urban & Community Forestry Program Manager from the Washington Department of Natural Resources, Ara Erickson, Green Cities Director from Cascade Land Conservancy, and Sharon Rodman, City of Kirkland’s Education and Outreach Specialist.