Monday, October 13, 2008

Dedication ceremony at Ronald Bog park today at 5pm

The arboretum and new kiosk at Ronald Bog park will be dedicated this afternoon at 5pm.

Here's the text of an email from Amy Bryant of the Meridian Park Neighborhood Association:

Nestled in the northeast corner of Ronald Bog Park on N 175th Street in Shoreline is an Arboretum boasting 25 species of native conifers. Since 1992, the Rotary Club of Shoreline has been planting and nurturing these trees not only to provide a special place for the community to enjoy, but to add a valuable environmental resource for local educators to share with their students

The Shoreline Rotary didn’t just stop with trees. Since the Club had adopted Ronald Bog Park, over the years it also enhanced the park with plantings and, most recently, a new kiosk.

On Monday, Oct. 13, the City of Shoreline is hosting a dedication to recognize the hard work Shoreline Breakfast Rotary has invested in Ronald Bog Park. The ceremony will be at 5:00 p.m. near the parking lot off N 175th Street. Additional parking is available at Meridian Park Elementary School on the corner of Meridian Avenue N and N 175th Street.

“Organizations such as Rotary with members who are dedicated to sharing their talents, time and resources with the community are a major reason Shoreline is a great place to live,” says Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu. “We are grateful they have adopted Ronald Bog Park as an ongoing project and are fortunate to have them in the Shoreline community.”

The Arboretum project began in 1992 to celebrate International Rotary’s theme of environmental projects. Shoreline Rotary originally planted 10 each of 16 species of conifers with the help of Shorewood High School students.

The project followed Shoreline Rotary President Mike Rancich when he helped form the Shoreline Breakfast Rotary in 1994. Over the years, the Club maintained the Arboretum, adding trees to cover attrition and enhancing the park with other plantings including adding 2,500 bulbs around the picnic shelter and other areas.

Rancich and Dick Nicholson led the most recently completed project that added nine more species of Pacific Northwest conifers, an interpretative kiosk and a permanent trail with financing from Shoreline Breakfast Rotary, Rotary District 5030 and the City of Shoreline.

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