Outing Leader: Tom Beaulaurier
Come help us at the Duwamish Hill Preserve tackle some invasive weeds, and spread mulch in hopes of keeping this habitat happy and healthy. This is a great way to give back to your local community, and also is an awesome opportunity to meet some new faces, to get your hands dirty, and to get outside and connect with the Green-Duwamish River!
About the property: In 2001, Forterra, the City of Tukwila, and a local citizen group formed a partnership to work for the preservation of an undeveloped parcel of land on the Duwamish River. The property is managed as a public open space preserve devoted to the interpretation of the site’s Native American cultural significance and other aspects of Duwamish River Valley natural and cultural history. The Hill is culturally significant for its association with southern Puget Sound Salish oral tradition and history, as a key location in the stories collectively known as the “Epic of the Winds.”
What to bring: Please dress for the weather because we will be working rain or shine! Boots or comfortable athletic shoes, work clothes, appropriate layers for rain and sun. Volunteers should also bring a refillable water bottle; snacks and lunch will be provided, so make sure to stick around!
Restoration training, tools, and gloves will also be provided. No experience necessary, so make sure to bring along your friends, family, and neighbors!
Youth volunteers: If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Youth Waiver for Forterra Restoration Events
Pictures from a previous outing at the preserve here.