Issaquah Environmental Council digs for natural beauty

June 25, 2010

By Paige Collins

NEW — 3 p.m. June 25, 2010

The Issaquah Environmental Council is looking for volunteers to do their part for the planet and kick-off its summer 2010 restoration events.

The first event will be Saturday at Cybil-Madeleine Park. Plans are to focus on cleanup of debris and invasive plants to prepare the new park for installation of facilities, according to Barbara Shelton, program coordinator.

Events provide a fun and healthy way to maintain the natural beauty of Issaquah, Shelton said.

“It’s really refreshing and rewarding to dig out a blackberry root and to yank on ivy and know that it’s not going to grow up that tree,” she said.

All of the restoration events will take place from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the organization will provide snacks and water. Volunteers may bring a sack lunch if they wish.

Proper attire for the event includes close-toed shoes, jeans or other suitable work clothes, and gloves. All tools and project materials will be provided, and some adult-sized gloves will be available to loan.

This summer’s restoration events are as listed:

  • Saturday — Cybil-Madeline Park

Intersection of Northwest Holly Street and Rainier Boulevard North

  • July 18 — Ingi Johnson Park (Squak Mountain)

Park along Newport Way to meet at Newport/Wildwood corner.

  • Aug. 22 — Forested area between Issaquah Skate Park and the bus barn on Second Avenue

Park in east community center lot and meet at the skate park.

  • Sept. 19 — Ingi Johnson Park (Squak Mountain)

Park along Newport Way to meet at Newport/Wildwood corner.

  • Oct. 17 — Rainier Trail from Second Avenue to Sunset Way

Park at Second Avenue Trailhead.

“We’d love to have as many people as can come,” Shelton said.

Learn more by e-mailing Shelton at bshelton27@comcast.net or Cort Hammond at coham1@yahoo.com.

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