What can I do to help save our salmon and orca? This is a question we should be considering, especially now during the fall season and the return of spawning salmon in our river and its streams . Recent media stories have highlighted the plight of our Southern Resident orcas and describe how they are struggling to survive. Understanding how our collective actions and efforts are connected to the health of these whales, the salmon they depend on and the ecosystems that support all of us – its important to remain focused and hopeful for the future. YOU CAN HELP by joining us for Duwamish Alive! to improve critical salmon habitat within the Green-Duwamish River watershed that salmon depend upon. We will be working at many sites within the watershed, planting native plants, removing invasive weeds and trash along with mulching. Register with one of our partners for a day of fun, action and learning.
Choose your site and register to volunteer with the following partners:
- Cecil Moses Park, Tukwila with King County Parks
- Duwamish Hill Preserve, Tukwila with Forterra
- Duwamish Hill Green Line, Tukwila, with Seattle City Light. For registration, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Duwamish Hill Green Line Nursery, Tukwila with Seattle City Light. For registration, email email@example.com
- Duwamish Shoreline Challenge, Tukwila with Forterra
We will be continuing restoration efforts by removing harmful, invasive weeds that threaten the health of our urban forest! This is a great way to give back to your local community, and also is an awesome opportunity to meet some new faces, to get your hands dirty, and to get outside and connect with the Green-Duwamish River!
Everyone can help! All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. We provide all of the tools and training needed. So bring along your friends and family and get your hands dirty!
What to bring: Please dress for the weather because we will be working rain or shine! Boots or comfortable athletic shoes, work clothes, appropriate layers for rain and sun. Volunteers should also bring a refillable water bottle.