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State grants to help restore Issaquah Creek

By Staff
Issaquah Press

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.

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