Tree Planting Celebration at Lake Sammamish State Park


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Sat Oct 22, 2016, 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM


Directions given upon registrationIssaquah, WA 98027


We are celebrating the start of fall and the native tree planting season with our Annual Tree Planting Celebration at Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah. Planting events are excellent for individuals, families, groups, and work teams. Sponsored in part by Carter Subaru, Washington State Parks, and REI, the celebration will include food, music, and plenty of tree planting fun for the whole family.

Lake Sammamish 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, but currently the area is extremely degraded by invasive weeds, including blackberry. Over the past ten years, volunteers have worked hard to remove invasive species and reestablish native plant communities throughout the park. This year we have been restoring a new 3.5-acre area along Issaquah Creek. Volunteers will help this important effort by planting thousands of native trees and shrubs along the banks to create better salmon and wildlife habitat. The Greenway Trust provides all the tools, plant material, gloves, and project oversight - no experience necessary!


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