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Tree Planting Celebration 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019: 10am to 2pm
Event Type
Lake Sammamish State Park

Let’s plant a tree (or shrub) together! Join us as we celebrate the beginning of planting season in the Greenway on October 26, 2019 at our annual Tree Planting Celebration. This year is extra-special. It marks our 200,000th tree planted in partnership with Carter Subaru. Their support has helped us plant forests throughout the Greenway, and we can’t wait to continue this year – with your help, of course!

This event will be held at Lake Sammamish State Park and will be part of 20 years of habitat restoration along Issaquah Creek, supporting salmon habitat in this critical area. Celebrations will begin promptly at 10am and include planting activities, education stations (sign up day of!), coffee, light lunch, snacks, and more. Planting events are great for individuals, families, groups, and work teams. With a goal of 1,000 native trees and shrubs to be planted, we will all be able to plant a tree and leave a bit muddier than we arrived! No experience necessary, and all training provided.

Sign up today, and please reach out to volunteer@mtsgreenway.org if you have any additional questions.

Project Difficulty
Easy to Moderate
Age Restriction
Participants under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

  • Long pants (we’ll be working with tools, so no shorts!)
  • Sturdy, close-toed shoes (absolutely no sandals)
  • Gloves (provided)

In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

  • Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
  • Rain gear
  • Big sack lunch
  • At least one full water bottle
  • Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
Driving Directions
Please read the parking instructions carefully. We will meet at the the Costco Fields Parking lot, located here: https://goo.gl/maps/b55LTnu3dCFmaikN7 Overflow parking will be available at the ISC Gunners Soccer Fields lot, here: https://goo.gl/maps/uSSgAxq8BrWEt7RA9 At either lot, please look for Greenway event staff and signs to direct you to the event site. From I-90 East, use the right two lanes to take exit 15 for WA-900 W/17th Ave NW. Turn left onto 17th Ave NW. Continue on 17th Ave NW, and then continue straight on NW Sammamish Road. Then make a U-turn at 10 Ave Northwest to access the parking lot. The parking lot will be on your right in about 50 feet. Look for Greenway event signs and leaders!
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