Thursday, May 16, 2013
Visit one of our newer parks and help to clean it up. Tools will be provided, but please wear closed shoes (no sandals) and a long sleeved shirt to protect your arms from thorns.
To reach Sammamish Landing, park on 187th Ave NE. Find the trail to the tunnel that crosses under East Lake Sammamish Parkway. Head south (left) on the East Lake Sammamish Trail for about a 5 minute walk to the shelter.
May 18, 9-noon
Please register at the link below:
Cedar Waxwing May 2011 by Mick Thompson
Morning birdsong is a special treat and spring is a wonderful time to hear a wide variety of songs from migrating and resident birds. Join Eastside Audubon this Saturday as they walk slowly and listen for the early singers and those that join the chorus later. See their web page for more details: http://eastsideaudubon.org/calendar/dawn-chorus-walk-at-lake-sammamish-state-park
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Washington's Largest Native Plant Sale
This annual native plant sale is an extravaganza of native plants for your landscape or garden.
Thousands of plants native to Washington (esp. the Puget Sound Trough), including wildflowers, ferns, grasses & sedges, groundcovers, shrubs, trees.
New this year: kids' activity table & pre-planted decorative pots for patio or deck Also:* plant propagation workshops* guided walks in the Mercerdale native plant gardens* large selection of books on native plants, insects, etc.
And a dozen other organizations, including Sustainable Redmond, Plant Amnesty, the Stillaguamish Tribe & National Wildlife Federation will have booths.
Books on gardening and native plants, workshops, abundant free parking and more.
CPS Chapter, WNPS
Date & Time
Saturday, May 11, 2013; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mercerdale Park, Mercer Island
77th Ave SE & SE 32nd Street
Rita Moore, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206 275-3883
Plant Sale Blog: http://wnps.wordpress.com/
And don't forget Eastside Audubon native plant sale 4/27/13. See posting of 4/2/13 for more details.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Next Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project meeting:
Bog: an inelegant name for a rare and sensitive wetland
CITY EXPERT WILL EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF BOGS AT PRESENTATION
We know the question has been troubling you, pestering the outer edges of you conscious mind and refusing to go away – “Just what, exactly, is a bog?” Well, relief will arrive at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at Beaver Lake Lodge, 25101 S.E. 24th St. That’s when Kathy Curry, the city’s wetland biologist and senior environmental planner, will address the issue at a meeting of the Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project.“We have a lot of bogs in Sammamish,” Curry said. “I’m always happy to share what I know with residents who’ve taken an interest in our community’s sensitive areas.” Although Sammamish has a generous supply, bogs are, generally speaking, quite rare and quite valuable. They’re an especially sensitive wetland with fragile water chemistry and delicate vegetation. For more information about this special event, feel free to contact Jan Bird at email@example.com. The Sammamish Community Wildlife Habitat Project encourages provision of habitat for wildlife throughout the community – not only in public areas, but in individual backyards, on school and church properties, and in parks and places of business, creating a place where residents, flora and fauna can all flourish.
Kathy Curry, the city’s wetland biologist, will discuss bogs.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Sammamish's new park has a new name - the park at SE 8th Street is now Big Rock Park
Help us celebrate by volunteering this Saturday from 9am - noon. We will be removing invasive plants. Thankfully there is very little blackberry at this park that we need to tackle, but there is ivy, holly and yellow archangel.
This event is open for all ages, but volunteers under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by a parent. We will be out there rain or shine, so be sure to dress for the weather!
Sign up by going to this link: https://www.sammamish.us/events/Default.aspx?ID=2821
Monday, April 1, 2013
Education Programs and Field TripsExperience the Cedar River Watershed
Do you know where Seattle’s high-quality tap water comes from? Join Seattle Public Utilities this year for a variety of guided and self-guided programs and discover for yourself! Visit the Cedar River Watershed Education Center, near North Bend, and enjoy free hands-on exhibits, rain drums, and beautiful Rattlesnake Lake.
Sign up for a tap water tour, a family waterfall tour, or walking tour of the historic town sites of Cedar Falls or Taylor. Better yet, venture into the protected watershed for a full-day guided trip to see the connection between the Watershed’s protected rivers, lakes, forests, and wetlands and your tap water.
Get outside, explore, and experience your Watershed.
2013 Cedar River Watershed catalog
Monday, March 18, 2013
Celebrate National Wildlife Week
March 18-24, 2013
What do black bears, flying squirrels and cicadas all have in common? They all need trees! This year National Wildlife Week is "Branching Out for Wildlife"—celebrating trees and their importance to wildlife and people.
National Wildlife Week is National Wildlife Federation's longest-running education program designed around teaching and connecting kids to the awesome wonders of wildlife. Each year, we pick a theme and provide fun and informative educational materials, curriculum and activities for educators and caregivers to use with kids.