State grants to help restore Issaquah Creek
Issaquah will benefit from state grants given out to save Puget Sound.
The Washington departments of Ecology and Commerce, awarded nearly $4 million to Western Washington communities to help rehabilitation efforts to the sound and watersheds emptying into it, according to a May 13 press release.
Specifically in Issaquah, $172,000 will go to a Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust project aimed at Issaquah Creek restoration and controlling invasive plants.
The project will include a survey of 16 miles of Issaquah Creek and its tributaries, invasive weed control on more than 60 acres and planting of 10,000 native trees and shrubs. It will also include a significant public engagement and education component focused on private landowners along the creek.