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Duwamish Alive! Day and Earth Day with ECOSS

When
Saturday, April 20 - 10am to 1pm
Event Type
Priority Areas
Urban and Edge Communities
Location
Duwamish Hill Preserve
Description

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.

Project Difficulty
Moderate
Age Restriction
Any participant under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
What to Bring

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…
Driving Directions
Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/QHuNkJSBgz62 From I-5N: Use the right lane to take exit 156 for WA-599 N toward Tukwila. Continue right to Interurban Avenue. Turn left onto Interurban Ave S. Continue straight to East Marginal Way. Turn right onto South 115th Street. Park along the street. The site will be on your right, look for event staff and signs. From I-5 S: Take exit 158 from I-5 S. Turn right onto South Boeing Access Rd. Take a sharp left onto East Marginal Way. Then take a left onto South 115th Street. Park along the street. The site will be to your left, look for event staff and signs
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