Team Rubicon will be helping the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a part of the restoration of Lake Sammamish State Park. The State Park provides important habitat for several species of salmon, many birds – including bald eagles, great blue herons, and red tailed hawks – and a wide variety of amphibians,
insects and other wildlife, making this a great spot not only for recreating but for wildlife viewing opportunities as well. Restored habitat also helps the floodplain stay resilient in the surrounding areas
In 2016, the Greenway and State Parks began work along Sunset Beach, near the mouth of Issaquah Creek, to create more diverse habitat and open up recreation along the lakeshore. Along the beach, we will be contributing to the Greenway Trust's effort to reestablish native plant communities and prevent invasive species growth.
Uniform: Grey shirts, Field Gear - Workpants, Boots,
Directions: From I-90, take Exit 15. Follow signs for Lake Sammamish State Park, and go north on 17th Ave NW. Turn left onto NW Sammamish Rd. The entrance to Lake Sammamish State Park will be on your right in about one half mile. Continue straight toward Sunset Beach parking lot - look for Greenway event signs and staff.
Link to Parking Pass:
Link to Waiver for Attendees:
The event starts at 10:00 AM sharp with a safety briefing and orientation. You must attend this safety briefing in order to participate in the event, so please be on time.
You are scheduled to be volunteering at the site until 2:00 PM, so make sure to come prepared to stay until then.
Participants should be ready to be outdoors and on their feet all day, work hard, get dirty, and have fun! Pay special attention to the packing list below—even if it is nice out where you live, the weather can be very different at the project site.
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
Long pants made of sturdy material
Sturdy, close-toed shoes
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
Big sack lunch
Long sleeved shirt
At least one full water bottle
Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…
We'll provide tools, project materials and gloves.