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HaloSource team cleans up Bothell’s North Creek Trail and Stream area in celebration of World Water Day
In honor of World Water Day, more than 40 HaloSource employees spent the entire morning of April 12, doing hands-on habitat restoration work at the North Creek Trail and stream area located off of 228th St. S.E., in Bothell.
HaloSource employees were led by Janet Geer, Surface Water Program Coordinator for the City of Bothell-Public Works, and Adam Fletcher, Park Maintenance, in an effort to clean up the trail and surrounding creeks by removing invasive plants and mulching areas to protect native plantings so they can thrive and grow. By doing this, Halosource was additionally helping to filter stormwater, slow erosion, and provide the necessary benefits for streams.
The State of Washington has declared a “no net loss of wetlands” mandate, so anytime a wetland is disturbed local organizations must mitigate that loss. This project is a past mitigation site that the city of Bothell is working to protect and restore. The Halosource volunteer team did the work to help the wetland area, plant/protect trees, remove invasive plant species, and provide stream buffers for local
streams. The benefits from this work include providing necessary habitat for plants and animals, providing deposition of plant material for macroinvertebrates, providing shade to cool water temperature and increase dissolved oxygen, stabilize banks to slow erosion, filter pollutants from the surrounding area before they reach streams and act as a buffer to keep people from encroaching on a protected area.
"As a Bothell-based water company, it's important to us to commemorate World Water Day with service to our community. More than 40 of our employees came together to help our neighbors at the City of Bothell, and we look forward to our continued partnership," said Martin Coles, CEO of Halosource.
HaloSource is continuously looking for volunteer opportunities within the community and the North Creek trail was a terrific fit—as HaloSource is a clean water technology company focused on the provision of cleaner, clearer and safer water in drinking, recreation, and environmental applications, employing natural bio-polymers to provide water clarification on an industry scale with dramatic reductions in ecological impact.
"Halosource provided an excellent team of volunteers to help us accomplish some necessary maintenance along North Creek. These partnerships strengthen our community and provide benefits beyond the project," Geer said.
Martin Coles, CEO of HaloSource, stressed the importance of the work.
"It is our obligation to play an active role of service within our home community here in Bothell, and we are thrilled to be able to partner with the City of Bothell in this effort given our shared commitment to protecting our most precious resource, water," Coles said. "Technology can make a real difference in the lives of others, whether it’s through our drinking water purification systems or our green remediation applications, which clean and protect water sources across the world. We look forward to a continued partnership with the City of Bothell beyond this event.”