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Restoration at Park Pointe

When
Saturday, July 21 - 9am - 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Park Pointe
Description

Park Pointe is a 102-acre natural area located between Issaquah High School and Tiger Mountain. Previously the land was comprised of two farmsteads, and eventually was bought by a developer who intended to build an urban village in the spot. Through a series of negotiations, the City of Issaquah coordinated a transfer of development rights to preserve Park Pointe as a natural area, while encouraging development in the already growing Issaquah Highlands. The City of Issaquah had deemed to keep Park Pointe as an open space and is actively restoring 30 acres of wetlands. Over the past several years, the city and the Greenway have been removing invasive plants from the wetlands which is the home of a small tributary of Issaquah Creek, an important local salmon bearing waterway. Volunteers will aid in this restoration effort by continuing to remove invasive blackberries around native trees and shrubs planted in 2014. Thank you for volunteering with us!

 

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 17 for Front St and turn south (right from eastbound I-90, left for westbound I-90). Continue south on Front St for approximately 1.9 miles. Turn left onto 6th Ave SE and then turn right into the parking lot for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (church located at 1100 6th Ave SE, Issaquah, WA 98027). Please park in the back of the lot. Look for Greenway staff and signs to direct you. **NOTE: 6th Ave SE is a very sharp turn – slow down just past SE Lewis St and look for Greenway signs** Google Map: https://goo.gl/NMQLze
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