Duwamish Alive!

Join us October 17, 2015 for Duwamish Alive!

On October 17, join Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG, EarthCorps Sound Stewards, and Puget Soundkeeper as we keep important habitat and public access space along the Duwamish River safe and beautiful! DSC_0750

Volunteer with us!

Volunteer work will be happening on land and on the water!  Terminal 107 or T-107 Park, managed by the Port of Seattle, is an important historical site originally built as a construction site for a marine terminal that 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.

  • On land, volunteers will work with Sound Stewards and DRCC/TAG to weed, plant, pick up litter and keep Terminal 107 Park healthy and vital!
  • On the water, restoration volunteers will have the opportunity to hop in a kayak, to join Puget Soundkeeper and Alki Kayak Tours in picking up litter and debris from the banks of our river. ¬†The kayaks will launch from the T-107 boat launch. (*Minimum age for kayaks is 10 years old)

Volunteers will have the opportunity to take a shift on land and a shift on the water.  Restoration-only volunteers are also welcome.  This is a family-friendly event with tools and snacks provided.  Limited space Рsign-up early!

We look forward to working with you to keep this site beautiful and healthy!

Contact Hannah at hannah -at – duwamishcleanup.org with questions or to join us for the day!

Thank you to Port of Seattle, Alki Kayak Tours, and Rose Foundation for their support for this volunteer effort!

As a volunteer at this site, you will be part of Duwamish Alive!, a restoration and cleanup event working to make lasting improvements at over 12 sites in the Duwamish Watershed.  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.

Thanks for joining us for Spring celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Duwamish Alive!

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!

We will see you in the Fall!

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.