Volunteer on National Public Lands Day

September 21, 2010

By Staff

Help Mountains to Sound Greenway volunteers yank invasive plants at Lake Sammamish State Park or upgrade Tiger Mountain Trail on National Public Lands Day Sept. 25.

The day celebrates service and recreation on public lands.

Crews plan to remove invasive plants at the state park and conduct trail work from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Volunteers can sign up for half- or full-day stints at the park. The trail work is limited to full-day volunteers. Sign up at the greenway website.

Volunteers at Tiger Mountain will repair overused trails by resurfacing, brushing and fixing drainage issues.

Early settlers used Tiger Mountain — a 13,500-acre foothill of the Cascades — for mining and timber. Nowadays, the land is owned and managed by Issaquah and the state Department of Natural Resources. More than 4,500 acres have been set aside for recreation and wildlife habitat.

“Tiger Mountain remains one of the most popular places to recreate in the greenway,” greenway Executive Director Cynthia Welti said. “There is something for everyone.”

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