Duwamish Alive 2011

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October 15, 2011: Duwamish Alive drew almost 350 volunteers working at 14 sites across the watershed.

Thank you so much to all the community members that joined forces with DRCC/TAG and People For Puget Sound to make Seattle’s river a healthier place for our community, salmon and other wildlife.
We met at T-107 Public Access Site, which is an important archaeological, cultural and historical site that sits on the shores of the original Duwamish River.  Today, T-107 is an important habitat node, or oasis, where returning salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed and escape from predators… we want to keep it this way, and make it even better!
Community members made a difference on their (and your!) river, met people, enjoyed pastries and coffee, and got a free “workout.”

We’ll keep you posted for our next Duwamish Alive meeting scheduled for next spring!

For more information on volunteering, donating, or supporting the event, Link to the Duwamish Alive website or email or call (206) 923-0853 and ask for Lilli.

April 16, 2011: Duwamish Alive drew 1200 volunteers working at 13 sites across the watershed.

Check out the Hero for a Day: Rescuing a Seattle River video about Duwamish Alive!. The video features Dhira Brown, Restoration Ecologist with People For Puget Sound, our coalition member.

Duwamish Alive recently won the Evergreen Award, from the Alliance of Nonprofits and was honored at their 17th Annual Nonprofit Conference and Expo on May 6, 2011.

Alki Kayak Tours, Argosy Cruises, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, and ECOSS removed 750 pounds of trash and debris from the river, using kayaks, canoes, and other small watercraft.

DRCC, The West Seattle Rotary, the Port of Seattle, and People for Puget Sound dedicated a memorial bench and interpretive sign at T-107 Park. Volunteers finished improving the site from 10-1pm, and then celebrated a ribbon-cutting at the site from 1-2pm, with local Tribal Canoes will launch in the river alongside kayakers. Click here to view photos from the event.

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