What's your connection to the land?
All the outdoors activities: hiking, swimming, fishing - the beauty of it all. I feel very blessed to be living here at Lake Riley. I have been coming here since I was a little kid, my Grandparents bought a cabin in 1968. Normanna Park opened in 1962.
What actions have you taken as a steward that you're most proud of and/or that you feel have made the biggest difference?
Keeping up the aesthetics of the property is something I'm really proud of. The Firewise program has really helped with that, it's opened so many doors for us. People really took it to heart and cleaned up around their cabins. The Firewise program really set that off, I get compliments all the time and we always talk about it at our board meetings. Firewise has been a huge asset to us. I'm also proud of the youth fishing derby we host every year. I hope to always have plenty of fish in the lake for future generations. I also planted an orchard that will begin providing fruit for the residents and for wildlife.
What’s your hope for the next 75 years?And/or what advice do you have for those next 75 years?
To make sure we maintain the property for future generations, and that people take pride in it. That we continue to plant trees, trim the trees and provide good habitat.
Anything else you want to share or feel is important?
With global warming, we need to cherish the land that God has given us.
Who are you?
- Name: Chris Berg, Manager, Normanna Park
- Where is home? Arlington, WA
- Where are you from? Lake Stevens, WA