Duwamish Alive! – Spring 2014
This year, we had more than 650 volunteers work to restore 13 different sites within the Duwamish River Watershed.
- spread 23,950 square feet of mulch
- removed 107,250 square feet of invasive plants
- removed over 260 pounds of debris from the Duwamish River
- planted 125 native plants
- performed key maintenance at 5 neighborhood rain gardens in both Georgetown and South Park!
and there are some great photos to prove it.
Thank you so much to all our incredible volunteers and organizers that made this happen, and see you all at the Fall 2014 event!
Hats off to:
- The Rose Foundation and KEEN footware for funding the event
- CleanScapes for supplying free garbage/recycling/compost containers
- Rainier Fruit for donating Lady Alice apples
- Our site specific partners – EarthCorps and the Port of Seattle
- Volunteer groups at our site – Environmental Professionals of Color ‚Äď Seattle Chapter, Lush Cosmetics, Alaska Airlines, and everybody else who toughed out the rain and made a difference with us!
The DRCC/TAG crew restored T-107, an important archaeological, cultural and historical site that sits on the shores of the original Duwamish River. Also known as Terminal 107, this portion of the riverbank was originally the construction site for a marine terminal. In 1977, artifacts were found¬†during the development process,¬†which halted all construction. The tribe and the community fought to preserve the area, and today it now stands as a wildlife habitat and a lovely¬†public access site¬†that overlooks the only original bends in the river. T-107 is an important habitat node, or oasis, where returning salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed and escape from predators‚Ä¶we want to keep it this way, and make it even better!
Duwamish Alive! – Fall 2013
Check out some of the great photos from the event.
We had a great fall Duwamish Alive! event on Saturday, October 19th!¬† Thank you so much to everybody that showed up at Terminal 107 (T-107) and helped us make our river a healthier place for our community, fish and wildlife!¬† Here are some of the highlights of the event we would like to share with you:
- Thirty (30) people volunteered their time
- 164 native plants were planted
- Two and a half (2.5) cubic yards of mulch were spread in a 180 ft2¬† area
- A 140 ft2 area was cleared of invasive plants (blackberry, Scott’s broom, English ivy, Wusteria, buttercup and more)
A special shout out to LUSH Freash Handmade Cosmetics,¬†Community Alliance for Global Justice and the Environmental Law Society – Seattle University for their awesome teams at DRCC/TAG’s site at T-107.
Duwamish Alive! is the collective effort of the¬†Duwamish Alive!¬†Coalition comprised of:¬†Alki Kayak Tours | Argosy Cruises | The Boeing Company | Cascade Land Conservancy | City of Seattle | City of Seattle Neighborhood Matching Fund | City of Tukwila | CleanScapes | Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition | EarthCorps | Elliott Bay Restoration Panel | Environmental Coalition of South Seattle | EOS Alliance¬†| U. S. Environmental Protection Agency | Field Roast Grain Meat Co. | Friends of Duwamish Riverbend Hill | Green/Duwamish and 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 | Nature Consortium | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | People For Puget Sound | Puget Soundkeeper Alliance | Port of Seattle | REI | Restore America’s Estuaries | Seattle Department of Neighborhoods¬†|¬†Seattle Parks and Recreation | Veterans Conservation Corps | Washington State Department of Ecology.