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Habitat Restoration along Pickering Reach

When
Saturday, February 29, 2020: 10-2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Pickering Reach
Description

Trees along Issaquah streams are critical to healthy salmon runs and clean water. Native vegetation shades and cleans the water, and provides important habitat for fish and wildlife large and small. The Issaquah Creek Basin is about 61 square miles and is bordered by Tiger, Squak and Taylor mountains. Even though the Basin has many acres of good habitat and abundant wildlife, existing streamside areas are filled with more than 50% non-native plants. These plants don't provide shelter for wildlife and fish and are competition for the health of native vegetation. Pickering Reach is an urban corridor providing space and habitat for a variety of wildlife, but it needs help. Volunteers will help remove these invasive plants and give the native plants a better chance at survival.
 

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
Pickering Barn parking lot: Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/vLhKRvzDg1mTHUDK7 Please park at the northen end of the parking lot, near NW Sammamish Rd, to accomodate other event parking. From I-90 take exit #15, following signs to Lake Sammamish State Park. From the off-ramp go north on 17th Ave NW/SR 900. The road veers right and turns into NW Sammamish Rd. Turn right on 10th Ave. NW. Drive PAST the big red barn. Turn left at the stop sign (Lake Drive). Turn left into the first parking lot and look for event signs. We will meet in the NE corner of the parking lot.
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