Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Next Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project meeting:  


Bog: an inelegant name for a rare and sensitive wetland


We know the question has been troubling you, pestering the outer edges of you conscious mind and refusing to go away – “Just what, exactly, is a bog?” Well, relief will arrive at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at Beaver Lake Lodge, 25101 S.E. 24th St. That’s when Kathy Curry, the city’s wetland biologist and senior environmental planner, will address the issue at a meeting of the Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project.“We have a lot of bogs in Sammamish,” Curry said. “I’m always happy to share what I know with residents who’ve taken an interest in our community’s sensitive areas.”  Although Sammamish has a generous supply, bogs are, generally speaking, quite rare and quite valuable. They’re an especially sensitive wetland with fragile water chemistry and delicate vegetation.  For more information about this special event, feel free to contact Jan Bird at bird.samhabitat@gmail.com.  The Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project encourages provision of habitat for wildlife throughout the community – not only in public areas, but in individual backyards, on school and church properties, and in parks and places of business, creating a place where residents, flora and fauna can all flourish.
Kathy Curry, the city’s wetland biologist, will discuss bogs.