Come to free Family Birding Walk at Lake Sammamish State Park on Saturday

September 27, 2013

NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 27, 2013

Celebrate the arrival of fall with a family birding walk at Lake Sammamish State Park from 10 a.m. to noon.

The leaves will be dressed in their fall finery, and the ducks and waterfowl will be back on the lake. Look up when you hear the call of geese flying overhead and listen for Pacific wrens in the nearby bushes.

John Tubbs, a well-known birder and nature photographer, will lead the walk, but you can leave whenever your children want to, according to a press release from Eastside Audubon. Bring water and snacks, and dress for the weather.

Meet just inside the main entrance of the park, at 2000 N.W. Sammamish Road, and take the first left into the large parking lot and meet at the northeast end.

It’s a free day at the state parks: No Discover Pass is needed. No pre-registration or fee is required for the guided walk.

Take a walk and make new Friends tonight at state park

July 3, 2013

NEW — 2:10 p.m. July 3, 2013

Join The Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park tonight at 7 p.m. for a walk.

The group will meet at the large rotunda inside the park, on the right as you turn into the first parking lot. An annual Discover Pass for parking is needed, or pay a $10 one-time fee.

There are also morning walks at 10 every Wednesday.

Walks are informal and take different paths each week, but all are on level ground. Walks are typically one hour, but walkers can drop out as needed.

Learn about other walks, and about joining the Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park here.

Friends of state park begin organizing

February 19, 2013

Residents interested in forming a Friends of Lake Sammamish State Park organization met with state park officials last week to set some priorities and next steps.

About 20 people attended and identified priority goals, including a better focus on the lake and trails, increased year-round use and creating an awareness of the park and its offerings.

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