Duwamish Alive! Fall Planting Day October 9

Duwamish Alive! Fall Planting Day – October 9, 2010, from 10am – 2pm

Hundreds of volunteers are needed at multiple sites in the Duwamish River watershed!

You are invited to celebrate the restoration of the Duwamish River by volunteering at Duwamish Waterway Park site, co-hosted by DRCC, ECOSS, and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.

Work on land to remove blackberries, mulch and plant, or work on teams in the river on boats and kayaks to remove trash and debris.

Visit www.duwamishalive.org to learn about the sites and organizations involved in Duwamish Alive! this year.

Duwamish Waterway Park is one of 12 restoration sites that will be involved in this semi-annual event coordinated by the Duwamish Alive! Coalition. The Duwamish Alive! Coalition is a partnership of non-profit organizations, government agencies, community groups and local businesses. Restoration is on-going throughout the year, but it’s only during Duwamish Alive! that our organizations come together to host hundreds of volunteers at multiple sites to make a huge impact on the same day!

The 12 work sites include a river cleanup by kayak and canoe, shoreline salmon habitat restoration, and native forest revitalization. No experience is necessary!

We provide the instructions, tools and even snacks and coffee to keep you energized

More details:

  • No experience necessary – we will discuss safety and provide an overview of the project.
  • The event will take place rain or shine.
  • Dress for the weather (rain gear in case of bad weather or sunglasses and a hat if it’s sunny).
  • Wear sturdy foot gear (boots, sneakers, etc. but no sandals).
  • Long trousers and long sleeves are helpful where there are blackberries.
  • Bring work gloves and weeding tools if you have them. Bring a refillable water bottle.
  • We will provide tools, snacks, and beverages.
  • Children 10 and under must have one-to-one adult supervision.