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TPL Stewardship Day with MTSG 2024

Date & Time
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | 10am-1pm
Priority Area:
Location
Lake Sammamish State Park
Project Difficulty
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
From I-90 eastbound, take exit 15. Turn left on NW 17th. Continue on as rd becomes NW Sammamish Rd (road bends to the right). You'll pass the parking lot on your left, but you will have to continue down the road in order to turn around. Make a U-turn left at 10th Ave into the Animal Hospital parking lot (or right into the Pickering Shopping Complex) to turn around. Heading back the way you came on NW Sammamish, turn right into the small soccer field parking lot. Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/e7RfujNjtHUb4UJA8
Additional Information

The Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) have expanded upon 30 years of partnership by launching the Jim Ellis Fund for Land Conservation. The fund will create an on-hand pool of resources that will ensure we can move quickly when opportunities arise to bring the highest-priority places across the Greenway into public ownership and ensure they can’t be gated off and lost forever. Learn more here. 

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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