Duwamish Alive!


Volunteer with Duwamish Alive! on October 22

Join us down on the river on October 22 to help us keep T-107 beautiful and healthy!  Be sure to sign-up quick to ensure you can show your love for our river through hands-on work both on land and water!  We are partnering with Puget Soundkeeper and Alki Kayak Tours once again to pick up litter from kayaks!  Plus, Earth Corps Sound Stewards will be leading planting efforts on land.

Contact Hannah at hannah – at – duwamishcleanup.org to sign-up learn more (groups welcome!).

As a volunteer at this site, you are part of Duwamish Alive!, a restoration and cleanup event working to make lasting improvements at 18 sites in the Duwamish Watershed.  Hundreds of volunteers work at these different sites up and down the river. This is the 11th year of this volunteer effort to make a positive impact within our community while learning about our local environment.  Duwamish Alive! is a collaborative effort of local communities, municipalities, non-profits, and businesses to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife towards improving the health of the Puget Sound.   Restoration events are held twice a year.

Thanks for joining us for a beautiful April 2016 Duwamish Alive!

On behalf of DRCC/TAG and Puget Soundkeeper, thank you to each and everyone of you that pulled a weed, picked up a piece of litter, put up a fence post, and enjoyed the beauty that is T-107 on Saturday, April 16.  It was a great day!Spring 2016 Duwamish Alive

Here is a glimpse at what was accomplished during Duwamish Alive in April:

  • A photo is worth a thousand words – check out some from the event!
  • 55 volunteers worked together on land and water to keep this place healthy for people, wildlife, and our River!
  • Over 19,000 sure feet of restoration area was weeded and maintained! ¬†Including bluebells, blackberry, showed, and ivy
  • Installed 275 feet of fence material – including 35 fence posts! ¬†This protects 5250 square feet of marsh plant area from geese!
  • 566 (!) pounds of litter and debris removed from the Duwamish River (including a crossing sign) – thanks to Alki Kayak Tours for supporting this work! ¬† While large cleanup is needed in our river, this continued litter pick up is so important for the ongoing health of the river and the wildlife.

Thank you to those who made Saturday possible РSusan Ward and the EarthCorps Sound Stewards for their prep work and leadership; Alki Kayak Tours for bringing guides and kayaks; Port of Seattle for providing gloves and the bathroom; Recology for taking care of all the waste; and the Rose Foundation for supporting the overall work of the Duwamish Alive Coalition.


Contact Hannah at hannah -at Рduwamishcleanup.org to sign up or with questions!

A Look at the Fall 2015 Duwamish Alive!

On October 17, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, EarthCorps Sound Stewards, and Puget Soundkeeper worked with over 50 volunteers, caring for important habitat and public access space along the Duwamish River.

20151017_103344IMG_2485It was a day with work being done on land on the river.  With T-107 Park as the backdrop, over 50 volunteers worked to pull invasives, plant natives, and pick up litter!  This effort supports the health of this restoration area and historical site originally built as a construction site for a marine terminal.  The park overlooks the original bends of the Duwamish River and serves as a place where salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed, and escape from predators.

Here is a look at some of the highlights from the day!

  • 18,870 square feet of restoration area was maintained, with almost all of the invasives that could be seen removed!¬† This included bindweed, blackberry, clematis, and more!
  • 40 natives – including 12 trees – were planted on the site!
  • 286 pounds of litter and debris were removed from our river
  • And fun was had by all!¬† Take a look at the day – including why our volunteers are donating their time to care for this river.

There were many groups that need to be thanked for ensuring this was a successful day: Alki Kayak Tours for providing kayaks and guides on the river; Port of Seattle for providing the port-a-potty and tools; Earthcorps for providing tools and leadership on the site; Fonté Coffee for providing a warm beverage to start the day; Duwamish Longhouse for welcoming the volunteers with soup and a concert; Recology for providing waste management at the site; and to all of the volunteers who came out for the day!

We so enjoy working with all of you to keep site beautiful and healthy!

About Terminal 107

DSC_0754Terminal 107 or T-107 sits on the shores of the Duwamish River and was originally the construction site for a marine terminal.  In 1977, artifacts were found during the development process Рand the Duwamish tribe and community fought to preserve the area.  Today it stands a public access site that overlooks the original bends of the river!   It serves as a place where returning Salmon and other wildlife can rest, feed, and escape from predators.  Connect with your community and help us keep this as a safe and beautiful place!

Adjoining this site is Herring’s House, a site managed by Seattle Parks and Recreation where an intertidal estuary is designed to serve as a habitat for juvenile Chinook salmon.¬† The park also includes trails, three viewpoints overlooking the river, and picnic areas.¬† A team of volunteers will be doing some work on this section as well.

Go here to volunteer for the day!

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.