Issaquah residents help replant trees at Sammamish Cove Park on Saturday, April 21. Courtesy Photo

Issaquah residents help replant trees at Sammamish Cove Park on Saturday, April 21. Courtesy Photo

Volunteers remove weeds, replant trees in Issaquah

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:07am
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The city of Issaquah partnered with Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust and State Parks to celebrate a big milestone, 25 years as a Tree City USA.

Volunteers planted native trees, removed invasive weeds and built a new connector trail on Arbor Day.

The event took place at Sammamish Cove Park, a former dairy farm. The work area bordered Tibbetts Creek, a salmon bearing stream and boasts sweeping views of the Issaquah Alps. The area was previously overwhelmed by invasive weeds, but Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust volunteers and others have worked hard to remove the weeds and plant thousands of trees to re-establish healthy forests.

The city of Issaquah and Mountains to Sound Greenway held the tree planting event as a way to celebrate 25 years as an officially recognized Tree City USA. Courtesy Photo

The city of Issaquah and Mountains to Sound Greenway held the tree planting event as a way to celebrate 25 years as an officially recognized Tree City USA. Courtesy Photo

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