The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the new I-90 Issaquah-High Point Regional Trail Connector project. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program contributed a $108,924 grant to the project. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition recognizes and commends 5th Legislative District Rep. Anderson and Rodne and Sen. Pflug for their support for this project.
This project fills one of the six identified gaps in the I-90 Trail/Mountains to Sound Greenway Trails System that begins at the Seattle waterfront and follows I-90 across the Cascade Mountain Range to the Columbia River. Issaquah Mayor Ava Frisinger and Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition Board Member Bill Chapman will speak at the opening.
Issaquah’s High Point Trail Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, Nov. 28
10-11 AM, at the west end of the new trail, at the point where the East Lake Sammamish Trail crosses under the I-90 freeway.
Parking is available and the site can be accessed by car by turning north off Gilman Blvd on 224th Avenue, a dead-end street located east of the Issaquah Post Office and directly across Gilman Blvd. from Rainier Avenue.
The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition leverages public funding for parks, trails and working farms. In the 2007 legislative session, the Coalition was the driving force behind securing $100 million for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, a government grant program that funds park, wildlife habitat and farmland preservation projects throughout Washington. This victory represents the largest single two-year investment in parks and green space in state history and will fund over 135 projects all over the state.