Arbor Day Celebration at Sammamish Cove
City of Issaquah is celebrating a big milestone: 25 years as a Tree City USA. Enjoy Arbor Day and Earth Day as you steward public lands with the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, City of Issaquah, Lake Sammamish State Park, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, and Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park. We welcome Hilary Franz, the Commissioner of Public Lands, as she recognizes the City of Issaquah in their efforts to care for their urban forests.
Volunteers are encouraged to car pool to this exciting event. Volunteers will park in the Kitchen Shelter parking lot in Lake Sammamish State Park (remember to print your parking pass!), and follow Greenway event signs and leaders to the work site. We will be working at Sammamish Cove, a former dairy farm adjacent to Lake Sammamish State Park. It borders Tibbetts Creek, a salmon-bearing stream, to the Northeast. Boasting sweeping views of the Issaquah Alps, the area was overwhelmed by invasive weeds. But Greenway Trust volunteers have worked hard to remove these invasive weeds along the creek, and planted hundreds of trees to re-establish healthy forests where habitat matters most. Join us for this celebration as we plant native trees and shrubs, remove invasive blackberry, and build a new connector trail to improve park access.
Lunch for volunteers provided by Homegrown!
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants made of sturdy material
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes
- Gloves (provided)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers
- Rain gear
- Long sleeved shirt
- At least one full water bottle
- Small daypack for snacks, extra layers, etc…