August 19, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Voluntourism: Habitat Restoration at Confluence Park

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Habitat Restoration at Confluence Park in Issaquah Washington

Date & Time: Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 9am-12pm
Location: Confluence Park
Project Difficulty: Moderate
Age Restriction: Open to all ages. Participants under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

What to Bring
COVID-19 Update: We are dedicated to keeping volunteers and event leads safe during our events.

For safety, volunteers are required to wear:

Long pants made of sturdy material
Sturdy, close-toed shoes
Gloves (provided)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:

Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
Rain gear
Snacks for breaks
Long sleeved shirt
At least one full water bottle
Small daypack for food, extra layers, etc…

Additional Information
Trees along Issaquah streams are critical to healthy salmon runs and clean water. Native vegetation shades and cleans the water, and provides important habitat for fish and wildlife large and small. The Issaquah Creek Basin is about 61 square miles and is bordered by Tiger, Squak and Taylor mountains. Even though the Basin has many acres of good habitat and abundant wildlife, existing streamside areas are filled with more than 50% non-native plants. These plants don’t provide shelter for wildlife and fish and are competition for the health of native vegetation. Volunteers will help remove these invasive plants to give the native plants a better chance at survival.

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