City Council Approves Preservation Plan for the Bergsma Parcel

There was much jubilation in council chambers last Monday evening as the Issaquah City Council approved a plan to preserve 46 acres on Cougar Mountain during its Dec. 3, 2018 meeting.

The land, commonly known as the Bergsma property, is located on the northeast corner of Cougar Mountain between Newport Way Northwest and Talus. A 57 home development has been proposed for the property, so this preservation plan has come none too early.

Kudos to the “Save Cougar Mountain” organization, which has led the charge on this effort. www.savecougarmountain.org

This landmark decision illustrates the power of the grass-roots three step program:

  • Show up

  • Stand up

  • Speak up

 The Bergsma property is the forested area to the right of the Talus development.

The Bergsma property is the forested area to the right of the Talus development.

For more on this plan, follow the link to an excellent article on the city website: BergsmaPreservationPlan

Tom Anderson