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Herrings House Park (Tulaltx) - Duwamish Alive! Orca Earth …04/20/2019
Duwamish Alive! Earth Day Volunteer Update:
Thank you for helping restore vital salmon habitat along our Green-Duwamish River. We hold our formal opening ceremony for this watershed wide event at Herrings House and T107 parks at 9:30am. We would like to invite you to attend this ceremony at T107 which includes a special welcome by the Duwamish Tribe, and includes speakers on a variety of topics concerning the health of our watershed and Puget Sound. There will also be a fair throughout the day with activities, informational booths and a food truck that you are invited to attend. Please review the special parking instructions for the lot next to Herrings House, if you are bringing a vehicle. We encourage you to carpool. .
It should be a beautiful day along the river and a great event. After the event you may want to check out the Duwamish Long House across the road.
Thank you again, and we will see you on Saturday,
Thank you for helping our orca by restoring vital salmon habitat along the Green-Duwamish River. Our orca are struggling because of the lack of their main food source - salmon, especially Chinook. The Green-Duwamish River system is one of the main sources of salmon for the orca, providing habitat for all 5 salmon species. Herrings House Park provides critical salmon habitat for juvenile salmon before they enter Puget Sound. Please join us in maintaining this habitat for our salmon and orca. Duwamish Alive! Earth Day
American Rivers has again listed the Green-Duwamish River as the 4th most threatened river in our nation. Your efforts throughout the year in improving its health are critical is saving this watershed!
Open to the public
All ages OK
26 out of 30 volunteers registered.
Before attending this event, please watch our COVID-19 Volunteer Event Safety Video -
Arrive wearing your cloth face covering. You will be expected to keep it on through the entire event. If you forget a mask, extras will be available. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide water and snacks during our events. Please come prepared with your own water bottle and food. You are welcome to bring your own hand sanitizer, work gloves, and specific tools applicable to the tasks outlined in the work plan below (please no power equipment). We will also supply gloves, tools, hand sanitizer, well as sanitation spray for tools.
What to Bring
Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required such as work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc. NO sandals, flats, or heels)
Wear layers, it expected to be sunny so a hat and sunscreen
Full water bottle
Where to Meet
In the parking lot
Where to Park
Seattle Public Utilities has graciously allowed us to use their parking lot next to Herrings House for our volunteers. Please check in with Luis, our attendant at the entrance of the lot, letting him know that you are with Duwamish Alive!. All vehicles need to be REMOVED BY 3:00pm, which is when the gate is closed and LOCKED. You will be able to access your car during the event but please don't leave any valuables in your vehicle. We are grateful for SPU letting us use their parking lot for this event, please help us be considerate guests.