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Restoration at Lake Sammamish State Park

When
Saturday, May 19 - 10am - 2pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Lake Sammamish State Park
Description
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. In 2016, the Greenway and State Parks began work along Sunset Beach to create more diverse habitat and open up recreation along the lakeshore. Along the beach, volunteers will be contributing to the Greenway Trust's effort to reestablish native plant communities and prevent invasive species growth. 
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
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 entrance to Lake Sammamish State Park will be on your right in about one half mile. Continue straight toward Sunset Beach parking lot - look for Greenway event signs and staff.
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