One Million Trees Celebration with Green Issaquah
Come help the City of Issaquah contribute to planting one million trees in King County by 2020!
As part of the Green Issaquah Partnership, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the City of Issaquah are teaming up with King County to plant one million trees. We will be planting trees at Sammamish Cove, a former dairy farm adjacent to Lake Sammamish State Park. Sammamish Cove 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. Volunteers have also planted over two thousand native plants and shrubs in this area. Additonally, a half mile mulched loop trail was completed in 2019, all by volunteers. All said, volunteers have had a huge impact on this important area, and we are excited to have you join in on these continued efforts. Volunteers will be planting trees, clearing invasive weeds from any baby plantings, and watching a young forest grow!
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…