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Cancelled – Earth Day and Issaquah Arbor Day!

When
Saturday, April 25, 2020: 10am to 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban Communities
Location
Sammamish Cove
Description

We are celebrating big this year for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day – combining Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations with the City of Issaquah!

To take part, join the Greenway Trust and our partners at the City of Issaquah, Green Issaquah Partnership, on April 25 at Sammamish Cove for a day full of habitat restoration, education, and celebrations.

Sammamish Cove is 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 has been overwhelmed by invasive weeds. Greenway Trust volunteers have worked hard to remove these invasive weeds along the creek and install over 2,000 native plants in this ecologically sensitive area. Additionally, volunteers completed a half mile mulched loop trail in 2019. We are excited to have you join in on these continued efforts. 

No experience necessary, all training provided. Please remember to 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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