UPDATE: Duwamish Alive will work to clean up and fix up river banks and more
UPDATE April 19
Duwamish Alive organizers report that the restoration and clean up effort on April 19 is getting strong support from volunteers but that three locations are in need of extra help. Volunteers are asked to concentrate their efforts at these points:
Hamm Creek, 10000 W. Marginal Pl South Tukwila, Wa 98168 The site is being led by the Veterans Conservation Corps (don't need to be a vet to volunteer here).
Longfellow Creek/Brandon Street, Brandon St. & 29th Ave. SW Seattle The site is being led by the King County Conservation District.
Herrings House Park, W Marginal Way SW & SW Alaska St. Seattle The site is being led by the Seattle Parks Dept.
There is an event map at http://www.duwamishalive.org/event-map.html
Original Post April 10
If you care about the Duwamish River April 19 is your chance to prove it. Duwamish Alive, an annual river bank clean up and upgrade effort. Sponsored by the Rose Foundation and Keen Footwear. The EPA listed the lower Duwamish River, five miles of which passes through south Seattle, as a Superfund site in 2001. Since then efforts have been made to clean it up, but more work is needed.
The West Seattle Rotary club will install a bench, an interpretive sign, re-grade a manual boat launch, and if time permits take down a few more invasive trees (White Poplars).
You will find Rotary Club members at T-105 and T-107 doing mulching around trees and shrubs that have recently been planted
Save the date: Saturday, April 19th
Duwamish Alive!Location: T-107 Public Access Site
(4750 West Marginal Way SW – intersection of West Marginal Way SW and SW Edmunds St.).
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
All tools, instructions, and snacks will be provided.
To sign up or more information, click here.
Duwamish Alive Sponsors:
- Rose Foundation
- Nature Consortium
- Earth Corps
- Restore the Duwamish
- Port of Seattle
- United States EPA
- Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
- King Conservation District
- WA Dept. Veterans Affairs
- Veterans Conservation Corps
- Friends of the Hill
Duwamish Alive Partners:
Alki Kayak Tours / The Boeing Company / City of Seattle / City of Tukwila / Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / EarthCorps / Elliot Bay Restoration Panel / Environmental Coalition of South Seattle / EOS Alliance / Field Roast Grain Meat Co. / Forterra / Friends of Duwamish Hill Preserve / Green Duwamish & Central Puget Sound Watershed Forum of Local Governments / Green Seattle Partnership / Georgetown Community Council / IM-A-PAL Foundation / King County / King Conservation District / Longfellow Creek Watershed Council / National Wildlife Federation / Nature Consortium / Puget Soundkeeper Alliance / Port of Seattle / Rose Foundation / Sound Kitchen & Bath / South Park Area Redevelopment Committee / Veterans Conservation Corps / Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs