Giving Back is Part of Fisher’s A&E Team’s Mission

Jul 20, 2021 | Current News

Fisher’s Architectural and Engineering team headed out to the trails last week to help improve the already much-loved trail system at the Port of Skagit property surrounding the Skagit Airport. The group of 12 from Fisher’s Burlington office installed three exercise stations adjacent to the trail running along Higgins Airport Way.
The A & E team installed three outdoor exercise stations designed to enhance trail workouts with incline sit-ups, triceps dips, leg stretches, angled climbing, and pushup dips. With the help of Port of Skagit equipment and personnel, the team prepared the area around the stations, attached each piece to the Port prepared foundations and assembled the equipment. As with any piece of equipment that arrives in a box, let us tell you it was valuable to have several engineers on hand to decipher the limited assembly instructions.
Led by Jennifer Johnson, PE, the Fisher’s A&E Team’s Service Committee’s mission is to be involved in the local community even as they are hopping on planes weekly to work on Fisher’s projects both local and scattered across the US. The team first earmarked their involvement in this project for the Port of Skagit over a year ago and remained in contact with the Port as managers worked through the procurement process for the equipment. Johnson and her team were ready and organized once the equipment arrived and the Port team had prepared foundations and staged the equipment. This project was particularly personal as several Fisher Construction Group employees use the trails for exercise.
When finished, the brightly painted pieces of equipment reminded the team of hanging out on the monkey bars in grade school and many took the challenge to test their core strength. In appreciation of their efforts, the Port prepared a lunch of burgers and salads which was gratefully accepted after the all-out effort. Several more stations are scheduled for installation in the fall and members of the A&E team are interested in returning.
Active since 2017, Fisher’s A & E Service Team identifies community service projects and pools their physical and professional talents to accomplish them. Past projects include designing and building an outdoor shelter at Mount Vernon’s Friendship House, setting up for the Highland Games, trail clean-up at the Noah Animal Shelter near Conway, and planting garlic for Growing Veterans in Lynden.
To learn more about the Port of Skagit’s nearly 10 miles of nature trails, check out their website at: