Friday, January 22, 2010

Duwamish Alive! April 17

One of the region's biggest single day efforts at land stewarship takes place right in and around Delridge on April 17. Check it out and sign up to participate!

From People for Puget Sound:

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THIS YEAR WE CELEBRATE THE 4OTH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY AT DUWAMISH ALIVE!, THE ANNUAL VOLUNTEER CLEANUP AND RESTORATION OF SITES ALONG SEATTLE'S HOMETOWN RIVER-- ALONG WITH A POST-CLEANUP CELEBRATION OF FOOD AND MUSIC AND FUN!

INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING? SEND AN EMAIL TO PEOPLE FOR PUGET SOUND AND CHECK BACK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Last year's Duwamish Alive! Fall restoration work day drew approximately 450 volunteers. Each site was led or co-led by 11 member organizations of the Duwamish Alive! Coalition. Across all the sites, volunteers removed invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry, common tansy, Scot's broom & English ivy and planted over 1500 native trees and shrubs. With the help of a kayak cleanup crew and the volunteers at Gateway Park North, 1250 pounds of garbage were removed from the River.


Volunteers are needed at all of the sites listed below. To sign up or get more information contact us 206.382.7007


April 2010 Restoration Project Sites
Herring House 4460 W Marginal Way SW
Park at Westbridge Parks Dept.: 4209 West Marginal Way SW Work with Seattle Parks Department to plant native trees and shrubs around this large habitat site next to Kellogg Island.

West Duwamish Greenbelt 16th & Brandon
Park at the North Parking Lot of the South Seattle Community College: 6000 16th Ave SW 98106Work with The Nature Consortium and Earth Corps removing invasive plants and caring for native tree in Seattle’s largest urban forest area that’s part of the Green Seattle Partnership.

Urban Forest Restoration-Longfellow Creek 26th Ave SW & SW Brandon St.
Join KCD and the Green Seattle Partnership to help restore habitat on Longfellow Creek in West Seattle. Longfellow creek is one of only four salmon streams in Seattle. Come join our ongoing efforts to replace invasive ivy and blackberry with native trees and shrubs.

Gateway Park North 7699 8th Ave. S
Work with Georgetown Community Council, CleanScapes and EOS Alliance -- meet at the street end park at the end of 8th Avenue South to help remove invasive blackberry, remove trash from the tideline, mulch native planting areas, and work to keep the street's pedestrian areas clear of weeds and debris. Learn about native plants, the street's history and future community and business partnerships. For more information contact Katie Collier at CleanScapes.

Kayak River Cleanup 7900 10th Ave. S
Work with Alki Kayak Tours, Environmental Coalition of South Seattle, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition to remove debris from the river's tidelines. Meet at Duwamish Waterway Park. Kayaks/equipment/instruction provided for free! All experience levels and personal kayaks welcome, but reservations are required and space is limited.

Roxhill Park SW Barton and 29th AVE SW.
Work with Friends of Roxhill Bog to remove invasives, pick up trash and restore the bog that is the headwaters of Longfellow Creek.

Hamm Creek Estuary
The Veterans Conservation Corps and I’m-A-Pal, will be working to remove invasive plants, mulch and plant native species. VCC affiliates only.

Duwamish Riverbend Hill On S 115th Street, one block east of E Marginal Way S
Work with Friends of Riverbend Hill and Cascade Land Conservancy to continue stewardship of the hill with native plantings and mulching.

Codiga Farm 12535 - 50th Place S, Tukwila, WA
People For Puget Sound will be hosting this large restoration event, along with the City of Tukwila. We will be completing a large salmon restoration project by removing invasive weeds, planting native vegetation and mulching. Come help us restore the riverside, and make this a beautiful place to get close to the river.

Go to the Duwamish Alive page at People for Puget Sound for more details and reports and pics from previous events.

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