Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger awarded Margaret Macleod, City of Issaquah Interagency Coordinator, with the Ruth Kees Environmental Award for a Sustainable Community at a tree planting ceremony at Squak Valley Park.
Margaret has worked for 20 years to secure millions of dollars in grant funding for land conservation and recreation enhancement projects in the Issaquah Alps and beyond. Due to her talents as a grant writer, community ambassador, volunteer coordinator and advocate, Margaret’s accomplishments include historic interpretive signs throughout Issaquah, land conservation and ecological restoration in the Issaquah Creek Basin, construction of the CCC Trail in the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley, recreation enhancements in Olallie State Park, and trail building and maintenance projects on Tiger Mountain, Mt. Si and in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
Margaret’s gentle but persistent leadership produces many successful projects in many treasured natural areas in the Mountains to Sound Greenway. She is a member of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust Board of Advisors, and received a Certificate of Merit award from the Greenway Trust in 2001.
Congratulations, Margaret, for this well-deserved honor!