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Sammamish Commons Park, Sammamish

Team

Sammamish team (Erica Tiliacos, Pauline Cantor, Erin Andrews, Susan Adams). Photograph by Dangelei Fox. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

Mock orange

Sammamish volunteers are pleased by the mock orange they’ve just planted. Photogra10 by Dangelei Fox. Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.

Planting a dogwood

Carefully installing a native dogwood. Photograph by Dangelei Fox. Copyright 2010. All rights reserved.

Native Plant Steward Project Team

Erica Tiliacos (lead), Pauline Cantor, Erin Andrews, Susan Adams

Project Site Objective

To design and install the second phase of an educational native plant demonstration garden with emphasis on creating a middle and lower canopy of trees, shrubs, and perennials with adult and teen volunteers.

The Northwest Garden project site is located within the Sammamish Commons Park, on the Sammamish plateau. The garden site is located next to a Native Growth Protection Area, containing 2 on-site wetlands. Twenty years ago the park was used as pasture for cattle and the site had a working chicken farm and no longer has an established under story. 

The project site is approximately 24,000 square feet in size. What remains from the original park plantings include: vine maple, Oregon grape, sword fern, and cultivars of kousa dogwood, mounding red-twig dogwood, rhododendron and eastern serviceberry.

The stewards plan to further develop the native plant garden by creating a middle canopy using shrub and tree plantings. Limited perennials will be planted as well in order to develop a prairie. The stewards are focusing on recruiting youth volunteers for planting parties as stipulated in their grant.  




Updated: March 5, 2015
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