Celebrate Earth Day with Duwamish Alive! April 20
information from Duwamish Alive
One of the key elements identified by the Governor’s Task Force in saving our Southern Resident Orcas is not only just saving our salmon runs but the critical need to increase the vitality and abundance of salmon runs, especially Chinook Salmon.
The primary food source, almost exclusively for orca is Chinook Salmon, which the Green-Duwamish Watershed is home to all 5 species of salmon, including Chinook.
The Task Force identified restoring and increasing salmon habitat as one of the 3 primary actions required to save our orca and where individuals can make a positive difference in the orca’s survival and in improving the overall health of our watersheds.
Orca, are only one of many wildlife that are dependent on salmon for their survival.
Volunteering throughout the year to improve salmon habitat with the many organizations dedicated in improving salmon health and water quality in the Puget Sound region will make a difference for the orcas’ survival.
Duwamish Alive! is a watershed wide effort in improving the health of our salmon by restoring their habitat which provides food, shelter and cool, clean water that salmon need. Starting at 10:00 am volunteers will be restoring native habitat on Saturday, April 20th in multiple urban parks and open spaces from Seattle to Auburn in the ongoing effort to keep our river alive and healthy for our communities, salmon and the Puget Sound.
Proving that many individuals working together can make a substantial difference in improving the health of our region.
Duwamish Alive! is a collaborative stewardship effort of conservation groups, businesses, and government entities, recognizing that our collective efforts are needed to make lasting, positive improvements in the health and vitality of the Green-Duwamish Watershed. Twice a year these events organize hundreds of volunteers to work at multiple sites in the river’s watershed, connecting the efforts of communities from Auburn to Seattle. Volunteers’ efforts include, a river cleanup by kayak, shoreline salmon habitat restoration, and native forest revitalization; to volunteer, visit www.DuwamishAlive.org to see the different volunteer opportunities and RSVP to the contact for the site of your choice, or email email@example.com
Opening Ceremony Schedule at T107:
James Rassmusen, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition as MC
9:30-9:35 am— Duwamish Tribal Welcome Cecile Hansen,
9:36-9:40 am—Chris Wilke from Puget Sounkeeper Alliance, highlighting importance of habitat restoration/water quality for supporting Salmon & Orca
9:41-9:45 am—Port Representative Fred Felleman, habitat restoration projects, the River and the Duwamish Valley.
9:50-10:00 am—Paulina Lopez, DRCC highlight the importance of Duwamish Alive! and youth leadership
10:00 – 2:00 Habitat restoration and kayak river cleanup
Duwamish Alive! Fairs
open to the public,
Duwamish Alive! Fair at T107 10 – 2 , 4700 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle
Can’t volunteer but want to learn more about the Duwamish, salmon and orca join us along the river at this environmentally and historically important site with fun family friendly activities, food and information. When you’re done visiting the fair, cross the street to the Duwamish Longhouse to learn of the Duwamish Tribe’s history and culture.
Duwamish Alive! Fair at Roxhill Park and Bog Natural Area 11 – 1, 9234 29th Ave SW, Seattle
At the headwaters of Longfellow Creek, is an ancient wetland bog. It’s one of the few urban bogs we have in the greater Seattle area and supports the 3.5-mile long creek that flows through the West Seattle before entering in the Duwamish River. Learn about this unique bog, its wildlife and its connection to the river. Tours, wildlife exhibits, fun youth activities and a free hot dog lunch to the first 100 visitors.