Duwamish Alive! restoration, cleanup set for Oct. 21

  • Saturday, October 14, 2017 9:00am
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The salmon are running and leaves are brilliant with fall colors. It’s time for the annual Duwamish Alive! Fall event.

Help improve the health of green spaces, creeks and especially the Duwamish River. Volunteers are needed at local sites, which provide critical habitat for the community and river.

Duwamish Alive! celebrates the connection of urban parks and open spaces to the river, wildlife and community. Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, volunteers of all ages, at multiple Duwamish sites throughout the watershed from river to forest, will participate in a day of major cleanup and habitat restoration in the ongoing effort to keep the river alive and healthy for communities, salmon and the Puget Sound.

A special opening ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. at T107 Park, 4700 West Marginal Way SW in Seattle across from the Duwamish Longhouse, with special guest Seattle Councilwoman Lisa Herbold kicking off the day along with Duwamish Tribal members and representatives from the Port of Seattle. The 50th anniversary of Washington Environmental Council’s work in restoring and protecting the Duwamish watershed and Puget Sound will also be celebrated. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Duwamish Alive! is a collaborative stewardship effort of conservation groups, businesses and government entities, recognizing that collective efforts are needed to make lasting, positive improvements in the health and vitality of the Green-Duwamish watershed. Twice a year these events organize hundreds of volunteers to work at 14 sites in the river’s watershed, connecting the efforts of Seattle and Tukwila communities.

Tukwila work sites include:

• Cecil Moses Park, 190 Green River Trail

• Duwamish Hill Preserve and Native Plant Nursery, 3800 S. 115th St.

• Duwamish Shoreline Challenge, 12770 Gateway Drive.

• North Wind’s Weir, 2914 South 112th St.

To volunteer, visit DuwamishAlive.org or email info@duwamishalive.org This is a family-friendly event for all ages. Tools, instruction and snacks are provided.

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