Volunteers are needed to help plant trees and shrubs along the Duwamish River on Saturday

Volunteers needed to plant trees along Duwamish River in Tukwila

For the Reporter

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 12:00pm
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For the Reporter

October is a prime time to plant native trees and shrubs in local green spaces – especially along the Duwamish River shoreline.

EarthCorps and King County Parks, will host a volunteer planting event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Cecil Moses Memorial Park, 11099 27th Ave. S., Tukwila, as a part of Duwamish Alive.

Visit earthcorps.org/volunteer.php and click on the event on the calendar for more information or to sign up.

A biannual celebration, Duwamish Alive collaborates with communities, municipalities, nonprofits and businesses within the Duwamish River Watershed to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife and improve the health of Puget Sound.

Hundreds of volunteers will work with Duwamish Alive member organizations to impact on the health of the Duwamish River Watershed by planting thousands of natives trees and shrubs all along the river, from West Seattle to Tukwila.

While Cecil Moses Memorial Park may be known as a starting point for the Green River Trail, it is also a key transition zone for young salmon moving downstream to Puget Sound with an extensive tidal mixing of fresh and salt waters, which allow the salmon to adapt from the fresh water of the Green River to the salt water of Puget Sound.

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