Duwamish Alive!

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Save the Date!  Next Duwamish Alive is April 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!

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 12th 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.

Thank you for joining us at T-107 for Duwamish Alive! on October 22, 2016!

Another great day at Terminal 107!  Thank you to each and every volunteer that joined DRCC/TAG, Puget Soundkeeper, Alki Kayak Tours, and EarthCorps Sound Stewards to weed, plant plants, and cleanup out litter from our Duwamish River!  Thank you also to the Port of Seattle, Fonte Coffee, Recology, the Rose Foundation and the Duwamish Alive Coalition for their support and partnership.

Check out what we accomplished today:

  • Pulled out 130 pounds of trash from our beautiful Duwamish river
  • Removed invasive weeds – including triplex, blackberry, buttercup, and bindweed
  • Planted shade-giving alders, shade and wildlife-food providing shrubs, ferns, perennials, and ground cover to continue the health of this important restoration area.

Thank you all!

 

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.

 

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.