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NEW LEADERS SOUGHT TO MOLD HEYBROOK RIDGE INTO PARK
December 29, 2008
(INDEX, WA) -- The Friends of Heybrook Ridge have announced upcoming elections for three board member positions as well as for the offices of President and Vice President.
The local nonprofit organization seeks leaders and grass roots volunteers to help develop an educational and recreational forest in the greater Index community.
Nominations for the positions will be proposed at the group’s next meeting January 6, 2009 in the Index Fire Hall. Time of the meeting is 7:00 p.m.
Friends of Heybrook Ridge raised over $600,000 back in August to help purchase Heybrook Ridge and save it from clear cutting by a logging firm.
The Snohomish County Council later voted to spend another $700,000 in county conservation funds to help buy the 130 acres of mature forest land for $1.21 Million dollars and save it for future generations. The ridge sits directly across the Skykomish River from Index and serves as a lush green backdrop for the town’s 150 residents and visitors to the area.
Heybrook Ridge is now Snohomish County's newest park and Friends of Heybrook Ridge is working in partnership with the county to develop trails and public amenities for the park.