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Habitat Restoration at Pickering Reach

Date & Time
Saturday, August 27, 2022 | 9am-12pm
Location
Pickering Reach
Project Difficulty
Moderate
Age Restriction
Open to all ages. Participants under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring
COVID-19 Update: We are dedicated to keeping volunteers and event leads safe during our events. Volunteers are required to follow our COVID-19 safety guidelines, regardless of vaccination status.

In addition to our COVID-19 safety guidelines, please be prepared with the following:

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…
Additional Information

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. Volunteers will help remove these invasive plants to give the native plants a better chance at survival.

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