Nestled between Squak and Tiger Mountain, Squak Valley Park North encompasses approximately 11 undeveloped acres of former farmland along Issaquah Creek, serving as a vital wildlife corridor through the Issaquah Alps. The City of Issaquah is working to enhance stream, riparian and wetland habitats throughout the park. In 2010, they breached the Great Depression-era levee along Issaquah Creek in several locations in the park to reestablish a healthy floodplain ecosystem and reduce downstream flooding. Greenway Trust volunteers helped plant over 6,000 native trees and shrubs throughout the park in order to restore native vegetation and significantly streamside habitat for salmon and other wildlife. But more work remains – we will be focusing on clearing blackberry and other invasive species from around our newly planted trees and shrubs to give these native plants a better chance at survival.
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