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Duwamish Alive!

Apr 20, 2019
Date/Time
Apr 20, 2019
Website
http://www.duwamishalive.org/
Contact

rosario@duwamishcleanup.org

Join us and get muddy at the Earth Day Duwamish Alive habitat restoration work party this month - rain or shine!

Volunteers will plant trees, mulch, remove invasive weeds, and pick up litter along the Duwamish River. It’s a great family event and a fun way to make an impact – see you there!

Sign up by email: Rosario@duwamishcleanup.org

Duwamish Alive!

View the Duwamish Alive Coalition website

Sat., April 20
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Terminal 107
4700 West Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

A food truck will be available on site!

Where to park

Free parking is available at:

SPU Parking Lot (next to Herrings House Park, North of T-107 Park)
4570 W Marginal Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
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What to expect

Youth leaders from the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps will lead multiple stations across the park and provide you with training to help keep this riparian habitat healthy. Kids' activities and educational booths about orca-salmon ecosystems will be there to make the event more family-friendly. Orientation includes safety, introduction to the Duwamish River, wetland health, and salmon habitat restoration techniques.

No prior experience is necessary. Just come ready to get dirty and have fun!

What to bring

  • Clothing that can get dirty and wet
  • Sturdy closed-toed shoes or boots (waterproof)
  • Layers of clothing including raingear
  • Bottle of water, travel coffee mug (snacks and coffee provided)

About the site

The Port-owned Terminal 107 (T-107) Park is an important archaeological, cultural and ecological site that sits on the shores of the original Duwamish River. This portion of the riverbank was originally the construction site for a marine terminal. In 1977, artifacts indicating Duwamish tribe settlements were found during the development process, which halted construction and led to the preservation of the area.

Today, it stands as a public access site that overlooks the last remaining original bends in the river. T-107 Park serves as a critical habitat area for returning salmon and other wildlife to rest, feed and escape from predators. Since 2006, the Duwamish Alive Coalition has organized biannual Duwamish Alive! events that occur every spring and fall. All Duwamish Alive! events involve hands-on habitat restoration and outreach activities in the Green-Duwamish River Watershed with the greater Seattle and Tukwila communities.

The Duwamish Alive! Coalition includes community groups, non-profits, local businesses, and Federal, State, local, and Tribal governments.

Agenda

9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony and Duwamish Tribe welcome
10:00 a.m. Work party begins
2:00 p.m. Work party closes
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