Carter Fuehr-Bush, San Juan Island

Carter Fuehr-BushCarter Fuehr-Bush
San juan Island
2015 Stewardship Award Winner – Youth Stewardship Category

Carter Fuehr-Bush, a 2015 Friday Harbor High School graduate enrolled in the Skagit College Running Start Program, is known for going above and beyond with everything he undertakes.

He has volunteered hundreds of hours with the San Juan Island Conservation Corps to help San Juan County Parks with the wetlands restoration project at Odlin Park and new-trail construction at Shaw County Park. He was the only high school student at the Odlin event, where he took on the task of assisting middle schoolers, and the only volunteer on Shaw, which required arduous trail construction.

Carter also acted as facilitator of the Island Makers Guild, a tool and seed library at the Grange. His role began as a high school community project, and continued long after the project ended. Part of the Guild’s mission is to consolidate and save resources, encourage local craftsmanship and creativity and encourage stewardship with the tools we use for our trades.Carter was the driving and visionary force throughout the process, demonstrating excellent communication and leadership skills. 

Future plans include attending Bellingham Technical College and living a life inspired by stewardship.