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Since 1998, Woodinville volunteers have been restoring native vegetation on publicly owned areas along the banks of the Sammamish River and Little Bear Creek. The salmon (Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, and Kokanee) use the Sammamish River as a super highway to reach their spawning grounds in Little Bear Creek. The restored habitat creates a healthier aquatic environment for salmon during their various life cycles. The native plants also support diverse populations of birds, small mammals, reptiles, and insects, which are all part of a healthy ecosystem.

As open land shrinks and population grows, pressure on this resource, has taken its toll on fish and wildlife habitat. The City, with the help of many volunteers, has halted the aggressive weed species in the restoration areas. Volunteers have restored approximately twelve (12) acres of habitat by planting native trees and shrubs.

Citizens of all ages and walks of life have given abundant time and talent toward helping us meet this great challenge. The Sammamish River Stewards (SRS) was established in 1999. These dedicated volunteer environmental leaders remove invasive weeds, plant trees and shrubs, and train other volunteers in the techniques needed for successful restoration. Furthermore, they are volunteer leaders and educators for the City's large yearly events such as Earth Day and Sammamish ReLeaf.

The Stewards work the restoration sites monthly on the second Saturday of each month from 10 AM to Noon in addition to two or three large volunteer events a year. The core group is truly motivated and diligent. Their efforts have contributed to the success of the restoration sites. The Stewards have made a positive difference in the Woodinville community.

The SRS would like to build their membership. If you would like to make a difference in your community and the environment, come enjoy the camaraderie of a great group of people who care about the environment and help build a better future for all. Come once or come every month -- we're flexible.

Project Location Maps:

Little Bear Creek Site and Woodin Creek Site Map  
Little Bear Creek Site Driving Directions  
NE 145th Site  
Rotary Community Park  
Woodin Creek Site Driving Directions  

 

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Page last modified: December 21, 2016

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