Todd and Max Friedmar, Dana Bottcher and Tom Beaulaurier came out on a perfect sunny day for the 6th Annual Cast & Dig on Saturday, July 18th with King County Parks and Forterra at the Cavanaugh Ponds Natural Area. The work was your choice, pull morning glory in the shady groves, cut blackberries in the shady groves or move mulch in the morning sunshine. There were no expectations for the volunteers since even the organizers had been working in the unusual local heat wave for the past month and are realistic about what to expect from volunteers. In addition to helping mother nature on this property, we were treated to a presentation by Nora, a naturalist from the Salmon Journey program. I have heard her a few times before and each time she shares new nugget for my mind. Did you know that the Black River and Renton High School share some common ground? Can you find the Black River? The history of the rivers in the area is still evolving and the NFA volunteers are part of their modern history. For me, it’s more interesting to hear the story being told along the bank of the Cedar River. NFA volunteers were also on the program to demonstrate our unique skill of fly casting! We showed five of the other volunteers some basic form that might encourage them to try using fly casting sometime. Thanks to Todd and Max Friedmar, Dana Bottcher and Tom Beaulaurier for coming out on a nice summer Saturday!