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8 • May 4, 2011 • Snoqualmie Valley Record

Happy Mother’s Day!

Families can explore and relax while celebrating Mother’s Day with a tea and talks, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 8, at Cedar River Watershed Education Center near North Bend. Aimed at multi-generational families to help celebrate the mothers in their lives, the day includes naturalist-led slide shows about the watershed at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and leaf print crafts with artist April Richardson from noon to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be served all day. There is no cost. Families can enjoy the landscape and discover fun tid-

Moms ride free at train museum The Northwest Railway Museum invites mothers to enjoy a free ride aboard an antique train, when accompanied by a paying child—of any age—during Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 and 8. Passengers may board in Snoqualmie or North Bend. The round trip takes approximately 70 minutes. Passengers may get off at the halfway point, shop, eat lunch,

or take a stroll before returning on any later train. Trains depart every 75 minutes beginning at 11:01 a.m. from the Snoqualmie Depot at 38625 Southeast King Street and at 11:26 a.m. from the North Bend Depot at 205 McClellan Street. Roundtrip fares are $8 for children ages 2 to 12, $12 for adults ages 13 to 61, and $10 for senior ages 62 and up. For more information, call the Northwest Railway Museum at (425) 888-3030 or visit www.trainmuseum.org. Visitors to the museum experience the excitement of a working railroad while learning about the important role railroads played in shaping the character of the Pacific Northwest. The depot and bookstore are open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spring plant sale returns to Cedarcrest High School

Cedarcrest High School will hold its Spring Plant Sale Thursday through Saturday, May 5 to 7. The Cedarcrest High School Greenhouse will have bedding plants, such as geraniums, wave petunias, marigolds, dianthus, dracaena spikes, lobelia, coleus, cosmos and more. Hanging baskets and planters feature fuchsias, ivy geraniums, and a mix of bacopa, calibrachoa, and wave petunias. Edible plants include tomatoes, salsa bowls, herbs, peppers, and cucumbers. Sale hours are 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

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Growing at school

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and they’re small enough that they won’t get into the power lines like the other ones... So they’re basically a perfect fit!” To start his fund raising, Zachary talked to the Fall City PTSA, which gave special support to the project. They provided the labor, and not just any labor, “we got the high school wrestling team!” Zachary said. Three Mount Si wrestlers planted trees in an April downpour, earning a $100 donation for a tournament.

Boy makes trees grow at Fall City Elementary

Fall City schools recognized for science programs Fall City Elementary School and Chief Kanim Middle School have received 2010 Washington Achievement Awards. Both schools received the award for overall excellence and special recognition in science.

BY CAROL LADWIG Staff Reporter

Just like a seed, Zachary Cunningham’s tree project started out small. A third grader at Fall City Elementary School, Zachary at first just wanted to read about trees, but then he had an idea to plant them on the school grounds, too. “As you can see, the other trees got cut down,” he says, pointing out the large cedar stumps on his rough map of the school grounds. “So my plan was to replace the other trees with newer trees.” He talked to school librarian Meg Handy and his reading buddy, Anne Loring, about it, and they encouraged him. Zachary drew a map of his project site, and built a clay diorama of his idea. “Then I went to talk to Mr. S about it,” says Zachary. Principal Dan Schlotfeldt approved the project. Kris Brevick, of Fall City Trees, discussed which trees would work on the site, and

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Zachary Cunningham, a third grader, turned a reading project into a tree planting event and fundraiser at his school. agreed to provide the trees now, but be paid for them after Zachary’s fund-raising efforts were complete. Zachary chose the Pacific sunset maple because maples are his favorite kind of tree.

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Also, “They have a beautiful color in the summer and fall

The new trees are doing well, says Zachary, and he’s got the plan to pay for them, with the help of Handy, and Weyerhauser Corporation, which donated 600 pine seedlings to the school. “People make a dollar of a donation, and then they get a seedling to plant,” Zachary said. “I’m getting three of them!” For now, he will put his small seedlings in a shared pot, but he knows they won’t stay small for long. Just like his ideas.

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