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Kenworth at Lake Sammamish State Park

Date & Time
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 | 10am-1pm
Priority Area:
Location
Lake Sammamish State Park
Project Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Age Restriction
Open to all ages. Participants 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
  • Snacks for breaks
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for food, extra layers, etc…
Where to Meet and Parking Information
Drivers - please read driving instructions for parking. Please park at Tibbets Beach parking lot in Lake Sammamish State Park. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/yiccno1nzz72 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. The main entrance to Lake Sammamish State Park will be on your right in about one-half mile. Enter the park and take your first left into the large parking lot. **You will then walk to our nursery. Walk out of the parking lot back towards the entrance turning right, and then take a left into the parks maintenance area. Walk straight towards the sheds and the ranger's house. The nursery is located next to the Maintenance Barn and Rangers’ Houses—look for Greenway event leaders and signs.
Additional Information

Washington State Parks and the Mountains to Sound Greenway are partnering together on the multi-year restoration of Lake Sammamish State Park. The State Park provides important habitat for several species of salmon, many birds – including bald eagles, great blue herons, and red tailed hawks – and a wide variety of amphibians, insects and other wildlife, making this a great spot not only for recreating but for wildlife viewing opportunities as well.

Up until 2019, this section of the park was a field of thriving himalayan blackberry. Since then, and with funding from King County One Million Trees initiative, the Greenway Trust was able to transform this field into a young forest — with the help of many hands, of course. From professional restoration crews, contractors, and over 300 volunteers in counting, this native forest was planted to help enhance the riparian buffer of Issaquah Creek. Join the Greenway in continuing restoring this area of the park by planting native trees and continuing to clear invasive species!

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