Volunteer – Puget Sound Restoration – April 16th

Duwamish Alive! Restore Our River

Join The Coastal Society and coastal colleagues in a Puget Sound restoration work party!

Saturday, April 16th, 2011, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

North Wind’s Weir Estuary Habitat Restoration Project, Tukwila

RSVP to Meghan Massaua (massam@uw.edu) by April 4th

If you’re bringing family or colleagues, please let us know how many will attend.

Duwamish Alive Coalition has organized this Earth Day event in our region.  While they have several sites throughout the Duwamish watershed, we’ll be at the North Wind’s Weir Estuary Habitat Restoration Project site in Tukwila.  The site is located at the zone of salt and freshwater mixing that is especially important to threatened salmon in the watershed. Young salmon coming from higher in the Green/Duwamish River will feed, hide from predators and high river flows, and get used to salt water in the shallow waters of the project. Trees, shrubs and marsh plants will host insects that feed the young fish as they prepare for their lives in salt water.  See pictures and learn more here.

The event will happen rain or shine, so dress for the weather (rain gear in case of bad weather or sunglasses and a hat if it’s sunny).  Wear your sturdiest, most waterproof foot gear (sneakers, hiking boots, etc.—no sandals).  Wearing long trousers and long sleeves is advisable since we will be in the weeds. The UW student chapter of The Coastal Society may have some t-shirts available for purchase—stay tuned and bring cash just in case.  Bring a refillable water bottle, lunch, work gloves, and weeding tools (if you have them).  They will provide snacks, water, tools and gloves.

To learn more and see a map of all sites visit www.duwamishalive.org.  Directions to the site also are available on this web page.