Volunteer with us on April 16, 2016!
Join us down on the river on April16 to help us keep T-107 beautiful and healthy as well as remove litter from the Duwamish River! ¬†Puget Soundkeeper is once again¬†launching kayaks from T-107 park. ¬†Be sure to sign-up quick to ensure you can show your love for our river¬†on land and water! ¬†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 15 sites in the Duwamish Watershed.¬† On October 17, over 400 volunteers were working at these different sites up and down the river. This is the 10th 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.
Contact Hannah at hannah -at – duwamishcleanup.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.
It 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; Font√© 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!
A look at the Spring 2015 Duwamish Alive! 10th Anniversary Celebration
Over 50 volunteers joined DRCC/TAG and EarthCorps Sound Stewards as we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Duwamish Alive! at T-107. ¬† Duwamish Alive! events are a collaborative effort of local communities, non-profits, municipalities and businesses.¬† T-107 was one of 11 sites on April 18, 2015 where over a 1000 volunteers were rolling up their sleeves and helping keep sites throughout the watershed healthy and beautiful!
A few highlights from our day at T-107:
- The day started with presenting 6 volunteers with the John Beal Environmental Stewardship Volunteer Award, honoring their dedication to restoring this watershed and inspiring others to care for it as well.¬† Award winners included: Brooke Alford, Mike Arizona, Scott Blackstock, Marianne Clark, Peg Peterson, and Susan Ward
- While they enjoyed the sunshine, volunteers worked together to maintain close to 700 square feet of restoration area.¬† This included pulling invasives like bluebells, knotweed, blackberry, thistle, and shot weed as well as spreading 2 cubic yards of mulch!
- James Rasmussen shared about the river’s history and the importance of each and everyone’s voice in the cleanup over lunch in the park
- Briar Bates worked on her live willow sculpture of a container ship barge as part of Duwamish Revealed!
- And we all celebrated the anniversary with giveaways and cake!
Check out photos from the day!
THANK YOU to each and every volunteer that made this day possible.¬† It was a great success!
Thank you to the Port of Seattle for their partnership at this site!¬† Thank you as well to Recology for providing waste bins and to the Shack Coffee for providing our volunteers with refreshments!
About Terminal 107
Terminal 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 – and 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.