Volunteer Spotlight

Norah Carse and Bill Matson have been amazing volunteers for both generously give of their time to both Washington State Parks and to Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park. This past summer, Norah and Bill helped Joy Kacoroski, park interpretive specialist, host multiple programs for children through the park’s junior ranger program.

Norah has also been involved in the Friends group almost since its inception and has served in many capacities. She has been a board member since 2013 serving as secretary.

Norah remarked that she loves the park, “because being in nature is very important to me. When I moved to Sammamish I was pleased to discover the trails in Lake Sammamish State Park. The Park is a continuing education to me through the activities presented by staff and through Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park.”

In addition to helping out at the park, Bill Matson has volunteered at many local nonprofits including the Cedar River Salmon Project, Sound Mental Health, Seattle Aquarium and Discover Park. Bill loves volunteering at the park because “his passion is to help children appreciate nature.”

The park and FLSSP are lucky to have such dedicated and talented volunteers!

Communications Team