FedEx delivers help to Lake Sammamish State Park
FedEx employees from Issaquah gathered at Lake Sammamish State Park on June 16 to help the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust restore important fish and wildlife habitat.
The employees donated time and elbow grease as part of the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and volunteer efforts in local communities through the EarthSmart program. The volunteers, clad in purple FedEx T-shirts, planted native vegetation. They work at a distribution center in a commercial area adjacent to the state park.
The effort is the latest collaboration between FedEx and the greenway. The organization received a $25,000 FedEx and National Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Partnership Grant in a special delivery June 6 to continue habitat restoration efforts in the 512-acre state park.
The greenway stretches along Interstate 90 from the Seattle waterfront to Central Washington. The greenbelt links natural areas, farms, forests, communities, recreation opportunities and habitat for wildlife.
Through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, FedEx awarded grants to local nonprofit organizations in Seattle and 11 other cities across the United States.