September 22, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 22, 2015
The Issaquah community is invited to a meeting to learn about a proposed King County Charter Open Space Amendment update to add 4,000 acres of county-owned property to its “High Conservation Value Property Inventory.”
The meeting is from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Service Center Library Facility, 960 Newport Way N.W.
The acreage that would be added in the proposed update is already owned by King County Parks; no new land would be purchased as a result of the proposed action.
June 17, 2015
There are eight new reasons to visit the Cougar Mountain Zoo, and they are all irresistibly adorable.
Cougar Mountain recently welcomed two emu chicks, two reindeer calves and four grey wolf pups to its zoo family.
They don’t all have names yet, but the precious eight are already welcomed additions for zoo staff and fans, said Peter Rittler, president of the Zoological Society of Washington, which runs the Cougar Mountain Zoo.
February 24, 2014
NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 24, 2014
Seven King County schools, including four from the Issaquah School District, were recognized this month by the county’s Green Schools Program for having successful conservation practices.
Students and staff at the seven schools embraced waste reduction, recycling and other conservation actions, program manager Dale Alekel said in a news release.
Three Issaquah elementary schools — Cascade Ridge, Challenger and Endeavour — were given Level 2 recognition for energy conservation, waste reduction and recycling practices.
September 17, 2013
On Oct. 19, the Bellevue-Issaquah chapter of Trout Unlimited will host its second annual Run with the Kokanee.
The race is a 5K and 10K run and walk through Lake Sammamish State Park, beginning at 9 a.m., and proceeds from the registration will go to support Trout Unlimited’s efforts to conserve the kokanee salmon.
Trout Unlimited works frequently with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife to help count the number of fish in Lake Sammamish during spawning season. Over the past five years, Trout Unlimited has seen record lows in number of kokanee, according to Mark Taylor, who is in charge of conservation and education efforts for Trout Unlimited.