What We Do
Sammamish Backyard Wildlife Habitat educates Sammamish residents about sustainable garden practices (such as reducing or eliminating chemical fertilizers and pesticides, conserving water, planting native plants, removing invasive plants and composting), and holding community events (such as stream or trail clean-ups, and native plant salvages) and educational seminars and workshops – all to make our community healthier for our local residents and wildlife.
Special Project – StormWater
Sammamish Backyard Wildlife Habitat is leading a group of concerned citizens and community leaders to steward the stormwater system in Sammamish.
The goals of this group are to:
Educate citizens about stormwater and about the critical need to maintain stormwater systems
Encourage policy makers to prioritize proper development and maintenance of stormwater systems
Train and support a volunteer core to help maintain stormwater systems and facilities
Push to plant native species around storm water facilities, where appropriate and allowable
Work towards a city-wide pollinator pathway
Coming soon... Learn more about stormwater, including how you are a critical part of this important system..
Your Vision, Our Mission
The concept of backyard wildlife habitat dovetails with the City of Sammamish vision statement, excerpted below:
(From the proposed comp plan, page 11:) The city of Sammamish has prioritized sustainability and health as an overriding goal for the Comprehensive Plan.
HS.1 Create and protect healthy habitat
HS.2 Maintain a diverse ecosystem supporting a variety of wildlife
HS.3 Maintain Sammamish’s forested character
HS.5 Conserve water and protect water quality
HS.8 Foster healthy neighborhoods and promote a citywide culture of environmental and human health.
From page 14:
The plan incorporates a systems approach to planning and decision-making that addresses protection of the natural environment. The plan commits to maintaining and restoring ecosystems, through steps to conserve key habitats, maintain and protect surface and groundwater resources . . .