The Snoqualmie Watershed Forum has just released its 2015 Snoqualmie Watershed poster, featuring the winning entry from last summer’s photography contest, “Focus on the Snoqualmie.” The poster is free while supplies last.
Congratulations to Danny Raphael of North Bend, who submitted the winning photo showing a dramatic Mt. Si at sunset with a foreground of plowed fields.
Raphael was awarded a framed copy of the poster at the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum meeting on Nov. 18. A Valley resident since 1998, Raphael is a self-taught amateur photographer whose favorite subjects are Mt. Si and family members.
Also recognized at the meeting were four additional photographers whose entries were incorporated into the poster design. They are Bill Cottringer of North Bend, Pat Dunn of Oxbow Farm, Randy Green of Carnation and Mt. Si High School sophomore Claire Meyer.
The photo contest and poster celebrate the Snoqualmie Valley and everything residents cherish about it and hope to protect. The poster will be distributed free throughout the watershed for display in libraries, businesses, schools and community locations.
Since 1998, the Snoqualmie Watershed Forum has helped implement projects that move toward salmon recovery, protect water quality and address flooding along the Snoqualmie and South Fork Skykomish rivers.
Comprised of Snoqualmie Valley cities and towns, tribes, King County, interested citizens and non-profits, the Forum operates in harmony with the cultural and community needs of the valley, respecting its unique and natural history. For more information, visit http://www.govlink.org/watersheds/7/.