Tor Bell, field director for Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust, will lead a 1.5 mile hike about Issaquah Creek to showcase ongoing restoration. Walkers will be able to see the progress and learn about plans to restore the creek to a more natural habitat.
Trees along Issaquah streams are critical to healthy salmon runs and clean water. Native vegetation shades and cleans the water, and provides important habitat for fish and wildlife large and small.
The Issaquah Creek Basin is about 61 square miles and is bordered by Tiger, Squak and Taylor mountains. Even though the basin has many acres of good habitat and abundant wildlife, existing streamside areas are filled with more than 50% non-native plants. These plants don't provide shelter for wildlife and fish and are competition for the health of native vegetation.
The tour begins at Pickering Barn and finishes at the park. To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.