Duwamish Alive! Day and Earth Day with ECOSS
Join us in Celebrating Duwamish Alive! Day and Earth Day this Saturday. In the spirit of giving back together, this event will be celebrated alongside other Duwamish Alive! Coalition members’ events, such as Forterra, Common Acres and Friends of the Hill.
The Duwamish Hill Preserve is a ten acre park providing green space amongst industry in the City of Tukwila. This hill was formed from glaciers and is older than Mt. Rainier! Within the park you will find native plants of different ecosystems, a Puget Sound Salish Cultural Garden, and artwork and signs by a local artist, Mette Hanson.
Volunteers can expect to use tools such as shovels and hoes to remove weeds that are smothering our newly planted species, ensuring long term success of these plants in this watershed. Snacks will be provided for volunteers.
Important notice: there is a police shooting range neighboring the site, you may hear gunfire from the Seattle Police shooting range to the north of the preserve. It is contained and does not pose a risk to volunteers.
For safety, volunteers are required to wear:
- Long pants made of sturdy material
- Sturdy, close-toed shoes
- Gloves (provided)
In addition, we recommend that participants bring:
- Warm layers, especially during the fall, winter, and spring
- Rain gear
- Big sack lunch
- Long sleeved shirt
- At least one full water bottle
- Small daypack for lunch, extra layers, etc…