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Celebrate Earth and Arbor Day at Sammamish Cove!

When
Saturday, April 20 - 10am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Sammamish Cove
Description

Join the City of Issaquah and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust in celebrating Earth Day alongside with the City's 26th Arbor Day. This is a day to celebrate the City's long term commitment to caring for their urban forests. Let's do this by joining together and continuing the work!

Volunteers are encouraged to car pool to this exciting event. Volunteers will park in the Tibbets Beach 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 once overwhelmed by invasive weeds. The Greenway Trust volunteers and local stewards 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 continue to expand a new connector trail to improve park access.

We are looking forward to spending this special day with you, thank you for signing up to volunteer.  Remember, there is no experience necessary – all training will be done on site!

*Please sign the e-waiver, link in agenda e-mail, prior to the event.*

Project Difficulty
Moderate
Age Restriction
Any participant under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring

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, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
Sammamish Cove is located in Issaquah and we will be parking in the Lake Sammamish State Park parking lot. From I-90, take Exit 15. Follow signs for Lake Sammamish State Park, and go north on 17th Ave NW. Turn left onto NW Sammamish Rd. Turn right into the main entrance to Lake Sammamish State Park in about one half mile. Drive down the main park road, and turn left into the first parking lot towards Tibbetts Beach. Continue to the far end of the parking lot and follow Greenway event signs to parking. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/it9ABJekxgu
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