Duwamish Alive!

Next Duwamish Alive! – April 18, 2015

DA! 10Years

You are invited to join DRCC/TAG and EarthCorps Sound Stewards at T-107 on April 18, 2015 as we work to keep this site safe and beautiful for community, wildlife, and more.  This year, we are celebrating the 10th year of Duwamish Alive!, a collaborative effort of local communities, non-profits, municipalities and businesses.   Duwamish Alive! is an opportunity to connect with your community and to care for places that are important for the health of our River, our wildlife, and our community.  By volunteering on this day,  you joining hundreds of others working to make lasting improvements at over 12 sites in the Duwamish Watershed.

When:  April 18, 10am to 2pm, with check-in opening at 9:15am.  When the work is complete, volunteers are invited to join for a BBQ!

Where: DRCC/TAG will be at T-107,  4700 West Marginal Way SW

Be part of the day!  Volunteer here.

Thank you to the Port of Seattle for their partnership at this site!

Duwamish Alive - October 2013Terminal 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!

Questions?  Email Hannah or call 206-359-1774.

A Look at Duwamish Alive! Fall 2014

Thank you to the volunteers who joined us for the Fall 2014 Duwamish Alive!  As part of the hundreds of volunteers throughout the Watershed, 28 volunteers worked with DRCC/TAG and Sound Stewards at T-107 to:

  • Planted 245 new, native plants
  • Removed 690 sq. ft of invasive plant species
  • Maintained 300 existing plantings
  • Laid 4 cubic yards of mulch

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success – your contribution to restoring Seattle’s only river means so much!

Duwasmish Alive! holds events twice a year with DRCC/TAG hosting restoration work at T-107.  Check out past events here.

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.