HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 91-4680, by Representatives R. King, Scott, Haugen and Wilson


     WHEREAS, Positive environmental action and ecological themes are a wonderful way for young people to learn science and responsibility; and

     WHEREAS, Evergreen Middle School in Everett has joined schools in the Soviet Union, Europe, and North America in a field test of an International Environmental Guide for students and teachers; and

     WHEREAS, This field test has brought together in a local partnership the Evergreen Middle School, Cascade High School, Snohomish Conservation District, Everett Parks Department, and various representatives of the private sector; and

     WHEREAS, The students have focused on water quality issues, especially issues pertinent to our region such as damage to local streams and wetlands and their dependent life forms; and

     WHEREAS, Students, in cooperation with Snohomish Conservation District and Cascade High School, have created a native plant nursery; and

     WHEREAS, Native plants are scarce and the Native Plant Nursery produces material that is used for stream restoration projects; and

     WHEREAS, Students have completed two restoration projects and have identified many other streams and wetlands in the Everett area that need restoration; and

     WHEREAS, The Native Plant Nursery serves as an example of the myriad relationships and dependencies that exist among plants and animals, people and the rest of nature; and

     WHEREAS, Native Plant Project raises needed plants, encourages students to act as guardians of streams and wetlands, involves students directly and actively with their community, and develops a model for other schools in the community and state;

     NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize the contributions of the various schools and groups in the Everett area involved in the international environmental project; and

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be immediately transmitted by the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives to the various participants in the International Environmental Guide and Native Plant Project.


     I hereby certify this to be a true and correct copy of

     Resolution 4680 adopted by the House of Representatives

                         April 26, 1991.




       Alan Thompson, Chief Clerk, House of Representatives