Posts in 2016 October NL
Do You Like to Garden?

If you like to garden, join our beautification team! With the arrival of the new playground, we will need help in maintaining lovely landscaping for the kids and families to enjoy. Other areas of the park could also use your green thumb and gardening eye. If this is something you would 'dig' - reach out to


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Docent Training Begins in March 2017

Docent Training Begins in March 2017 Would you like to help the rangers with their environmental education programs? There are many opportunities to work with students at the park during the school year and also to have fun in nature with kids and families in the summer.

Ranger Rick Oakley provides docent training. If you are interested, come see what it is all about.

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Welcome new FLSSP Board Member – Lynn Rehn

Lynn Rehn is drawn to her new post with the Friends of Lake Sammamish Board of Trustees because she considers the park a jewel among many in Issaquah’s treasure chest. She loves the outdoors and its critters! She has enjoyed being a parks commissioner for the city of Sammamish and has worked with other local community groups. She is looking forward to opening doors to inter-agency connectivity including increasing the ease of improvements, maintenance and operations.

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Eagle Scout Candidate Builds New All-Access Picnic Tables for Playground

Many thanks to Eagle Scout candidate Mike Inman and his team for constructing 8 beautiful new all-access picnic tables for the new playground area to open October 15. Mike’s onsite partner was Ranger Tor Bjorklund. Over two days on the weekend, Mike marshaled about 30 volunteers to help in the project that provides an additional amenity to the Sunset Beach area. Thank you!

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Introducing Matt Webster, new AmeriCorps Member

Hello! My name is Matt Webster, and I am an AmeriCorps member serving with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Lake Sammamish State Park, in Issaquah, Washington. I hail from North Alabama, and am beyond excited to be working here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (for the first time, I might add).I hope to meet you at the park and encourage you to volunteer to work with me to restore natural habitat to increase wildlife.

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