Mountains to Sound Greenway seeks volunteers to plant trees

October 12, 2010

By Staff

Mountains to Sound Greenway needs volunteers to plant trees as part of a massive habitat restoration project along Issaquah Creek.

The planting is scheduled from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 16. Pick a shift, or enroll in another greenway volunteer event, here. In addition to get more volunteers for planting, the event will feature food, music and vendors.

The planting at Squak Valley Park North serves as the kickoff to a campaign to plant more than 25,000 trees and shrubs in natural areas throughout the greenway.

The greenbelt stretches along Interstate 90 from the Seattle waterfront to Central Washington.

The restoration project aims to restore salmon habitat and allow Issaquah Creek to adopt a more meandering course through the park.

Crews breached a Depression-era levee at several points, and added tree trunks and other woody debris to the creek, to create off-channel pools for salmon and other fish.

The price tag for the project totaled $1.4 million. The city contributed about $350,000 and cobbled together grants and money from other sources to fund the remainder.

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