Volunteers Needed to Help Restore the Earth

Come out to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day on Saturday, April 21 from 10am-2pm as you steward public lands with the City of Issaquah, Lake Sammamish State Park, and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.  Volunteers will meet at Sammamish Cove, a former dairy farm adjacent to Lake Sammamish State Park. It borders Tibbetts Creek, a salmon-bearing stream, to the Northeast. Boasting sweeping views of the Issaquah Alps, the area was overwhelmed by invasive weeds. But Greenway Trust volunteers have worked hard to remove these invasive weeds along the creek, and planted hundreds of trees to re-establish healthy forests where habitat matters most. Join us for this celebration as we plant native trees and shrubs, remove invasive blackberry, and build a new connector trail to improve park access.

 

Participants under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Sammamish Cove is located in Issaquah and we will be parking in the Lake Sammamish State Park parking lot. 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. Turn right into the main entrance to Lake Sammamish State Park in about one half mile. Drive down the main park road, and turn left into the first parking lot towards Tibbetts Beach. Continue to the far end of the parking lot and follow Greenway event signs to parking. 

To sign up visit:

https://mtsgreenway.org/event/arbor-day-celebration-at-sammamish-cove/