Duwamish Alive! – Spring 2014
Our Duwamish Alive! event is coming up. Â Save the date April 19, 2014. to sign up click here
Duwamish Alive! – Fall 2013
We had a great fall Duwamish Alive! event on Saturday, October 19th!Â 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!Â 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 ft2Â 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.
To see pictures of the event click here.
Duwamish Alive! – Spring 2013
This past yearâ€™s Duwamish Alive! at T-107 expanded to two adjacent areas: Herrings House and Puget Creek.Â Thank you so much to the 90+
volunteers that showed up, enjoyed coffee (from Fonte Coffee), learned about Seattleâ€™s only river and the proposed plan to clean it up thatâ€™s currently out for public review.Â Here are some of the highlights of the event:
- Dennis McLerran from EPA and Cecile Hansen from the Duwamish Tribe attended the event!
- A total of 95 volunteers showed up to keep the Duwamish ALIVE! (this is an amazing total of 399.5 volunteer hours!)
- A total of 13,000 sq. ft. of invasive plants were removed (including ivy, blackberries, Japanese knotweed and others)!
- A total of 8,100 sq. ft. we mulched to a depth of 4 inches!
- A total of 125 native plants were installed!
- We had an amazing volunteer after party at the Duwamish Longhouse!
A special shout out to EPA Region 10 Administrator, Dennis McLerran and Cecile Hansen, Chairwoman for the Duwamish Tribe for making an appearance and talking to our volunteers about the importance of cleaning up the Duwamish River in order to keep our Puget Sound healthy; to EarthCorps and its Sound Stewards for helping out; to Boeing, Women in the Environment, University of Washington, Lakeside High School, Environmental Protection Agency, Washington Environmental Council, and many others for sending groups of volunteers; to Nathan and Fonte Coffee for keeping us energized with delicious coffee; and to the Duwamish Tribe for hosting the volunteer after party at the Duwamish Longhouse!
To see our amazing friend and supporter Tom Reeseâ€™s photos, click here.Â To see Alan Bernerâ€™s, with the Seattle Times, click here.Â To read Lynda Mapesâ€™ article, from the Seattle Times, about Duwamish Alive!, click here.
Duwamish Alive! is the collective effort of theÂ Duwamish Alive!Â Coalition comprised of:Â 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 AllianceÂ | 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 NeighborhoodsÂ |Â Seattle Parks and Recreation | Veterans Conservation Corps | Washington State Department of Ecology.