Volunteers Celebrate Earth Day at Lake Sawyer Regional Park

Fred Weston (pictured) and other volunteers removed blackberries and other invasive plants and underbrush during Earth Day 2018 event.
Fred Weston (pictured) and other volunteers removed blackberries and other invasive plants and underbrush during Earth Day 2018 event.

Submitted By Leah Grant

 The weather was perfect for about ten volunteers who spent the afternoon removing invasive plants and underbrush, and tidying the trails of Lake Sawyer Regional Park in recognition of Earth Day on Sunday April 22, 2018.

Working in partnership with the city of Black Diamond, Lake Sawyer Park Foundation (LSPF) hosted the Earth Day event. Now in its seventh year at Lake Sawyer Regional Park, the annual springtime cleanup effort helps to keep invasive plants at bay and maintain trails used by walkers, hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and dog walkers.

“It’s great to see the impact of the efforts of the volunteers and City staff on the park. Through routine maintenance, as well as removal of Scotch Broom, blackberries, and underbrush, a lot of property has been reclaimed for people to use and enjoy,” said Carol Benson, Mayor of Black Diamond.

About Lake Sawyer Regional Park

Lake Sawyer Regional Park, located at 31500 Lake Sawyer Road SE in Black Diamond, is about 150 acres of undeveloped land at the south end of Lake Sawyer that King County transferred to the City of Black Diamond several years ago. The park space includes access to Lake Sawyer, Frog Lake, Ravensdale and Rock Creeks, and numerous trails.

About the Lake Sawyer Park Foundation

LSPF is a grassroots tax-exempt organization made up of volunteers who work in partnership with the City of Black Diamond to raise money and awareness on behalf of Lake Sawyer Regional Park. Its mission is to seek out opportunities and promote efforts that support this beautiful and unique space.

To learn more about Lake Sawyer Park Foundation or to get involved, check out our Facebook page or email us at lakesawyerparkfoundation@comcast.net.