Volunteeer Spotlight: Brad Book
Brad Book has volunteered since the very inception of Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park and was one of the organization’s initial board members. After helping to launch FLSSP, he left the board in 2015 to become FLSSP's Inter-Agency Liaison and has since focused on outreach, relationship building and developing collaborative partnerships.
Brad has a particular interest in cultural history and environmental education. Most importantly, he works to bring recognition and appreciation for Native American culture into the park as Lake Sammamish was once the summer home to area tribes.
In 2016 , Brad worked with a local artist to install the Marie Louie Exhibit at Tibbetts Beach and in 2017 he worked collaboratively with the Snoqualmie Tribe to bring Interpretive Native Plant Trail signage to the park. A coordinated effort with Bri Communications this past year has provided the park with the Urban Watershed Interpretive signage at the boat launch.
Through Brad’s collaborative efforts with King County, FLSSP has been one of the sponsors for the annual Salmon SEEson initiative for the past several years. He also provides active engagement with the Kokanee Work Group and Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership. Both organizations focus on environmental initiatives and have substantial followings from various partners around the Lake Sammamish watershed.
Brad is also the current chairman of the Issaquah Parks Board and provides an important communication line between FLSSP and Issaquah Parks.