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More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

More than 40 student volunteers from Waskowitz replant along Cedar River

Equipped with shovels, gloves, and 350 plants, more than 40 students from the Waskowitz Environmental Leaders School (WELS) in Burien spent Nov. 21 replanting one mile of the bank of the Cedar River... [Read more]

‘Tribute to a Fallen Giant’ – an homage to a fallen tree at Camp Waskowitz

‘Tribute to a Fallen Giant’ – an homage to a fallen tree at Camp Waskowitz

By Kent Horton As far back as I can remember I have had a “thing” for big trees. Perhaps it comes from visiting my grandparents’ farm in tiny, tiny Neosho Rapids, Kansas, where they had a big ol’... [Read more]

Fritz Waskowitz – the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – to be honored Nov. 7

Fritz Waskowitz – the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – to be honored Nov. 7

Fritz Waskowitz, the namesake of Camp Waskowitz – Highline Public School’s Environmental Education facility – will be honored as the ‘HUSKY LEGEND’ at the upcoming Husky football game…

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Marie O’Kelley stands by one of the winning Waskowitz trees that she and her brother planted in the 1960s. A tree planted by Mikeal Roose in 1962 was the winner in the Waskowitz Big Tree contest. The... [Read more]

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

VIDEO: Camp Waskowitz receives major makeover from 325 Volunteers

Camp Waskowitz recently received a major makeover by 325 members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. NAIOP volunteers undertook several much-needed improvement projects on the... [Read more]

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

300 Volunteers to give Camp Waskowitz a major makeover

Camp Waskowitz will receive a major make-over by 300 volunteers on Saturday, Oct. 4. The volunteers are members of NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, and will undertake 20 much-needed... [Read more]

PHOTO: Team goes out to measure for ‘Waskowitz Biggest Tree Contest’

PHOTO: Team goes out to measure for ‘Waskowitz Biggest Tree Contest’

Pictured above is Waskowitz Foundation president Kent Horton, along with UW graduate forestry students Sean Jeronimo and Nichole Studevant, who spent last Friday measuring the finalists in the Waskowitz... [Read more]

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Burien resident Kent Horton has a long history with Camp Waskowitz, the Highline School District’s outdoor education center located in North Bend. As a sixth grader in the Highline School District,... [Read more]

Know of a ‘Waskowitz Tree’? Waskowitz Big Tree Contest underway

Know of a ‘Waskowitz Tree’? Waskowitz Big Tree Contest underway

From the 1960s through the 1980s, 6th-graders in the Highline School District came home from their week at Camp Waskowitz with a fir seedling to plant in their yards as a reminder of lessons about forestry and conservation…

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools will cover cost of Camp Waskowitz for all 6th Graders

Highline Public Schools – a pioneer of outdoor education in the 1940s and ‘50s – announced Thursday (May 15) that it is making another pioneering move: covering the cost of sixth-grade camp for... [Read more]

Holiday Fundraiser Party For Camp Waskowitz Is Sunday, Dec. 12th

Holiday Fundraiser Party For Camp Waskowitz Is Sunday, Dec. 12th

A holiday fundraiser party for Camp Waskowitz will be held from Noon – 3pm this Sunday, Dec. 12th, at the camp in North Bend. All proceeds from this event will go to a scholarship fund set up to help... [Read more]

Ever Go To Camp Waskowitz? Reunion Open House Is Sunday, June 6

Ever Go To Camp Waskowitz? Reunion Open House Is Sunday, June 6

Highline School District’s Waskowitz Outdoor School will be holding a Reunion Open House on Sunday, June 6th, from 10am until 3pm, and they’re inviting all Campers, Counselors, Teachers and... [Read more]

Camp Waskowitz Open House Fundraiser Is Sunday, Dec. 6th

Camp Waskowitz Open House Fundraiser Is Sunday, Dec. 6th

Highline School District’s Camp Waskowitz will he holding an Open House Fundraiser in cooperation with sponsoring North Bend Christmas Tree Farms and the Puget Sound Youth Foundation from Noon to... [Read more]