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Tree Planting at Hope Creek

When
Saturday, October 21 - 10am - 2pm
Event Type
Description

Hope Creek, a tributary of Issaquah Creek, is critical for numerous salmonid species including Chinook, Coho, sockeye and kokanee salmon, and steelhead. The lack of native riparian vegetation and the continued encroachment of the weeds resulted in fragmented and inadequate stream buffers, increased temperatures and erosion, all limiting factors for salmonid species. Volunteers will join the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and the City of Issaquah to perform remove invasive plants and install native vegetation to enhance the riparian area, and help improve the health of the ecosystem.
 

Project Difficulty
Easy to 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:

  • Closed toed shoes that can get muddy (boots are best)
  • 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
From 1-90 E, take exit 18 to merge onto E Sunset Way. In 0.5 miles, turn left onto 2nd Ave SE. In 0.8 miles, take a left onto Front St S. In 0.1 miles turn right onto Sycamore Dr SE and look for Greenway signs and staff.
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