Outing Leader: Wytold Lebing
Join EarthCorps, the Green Seattle Partnership, and the NFA as we work in this park located along the Duwamish River (Seattle’s only river!). IN 1999, Herring’s House was built around a constructed intertidal estuary to help young Chinook salmon. The park features a picnic area, viewpoints of the Duwamish River, and trails.
EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water and snack bars. We will teach you everything you need to know about tool use, safety, forest health, and the importance of the work you will be doing. No experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! Be sure to sign in at registration when you arrive.
This gives you an idea of what to expect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x68cNeaXkTk
What will volunteers be doing at the event?
While the exact tasks can vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests are vital to our community because they absorb and filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, improve the watershed, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.
The work can include:
- Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry)
- Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed (weeding or spreading mulch)
- Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season (often ~Oct.-Feb.)
4700 West Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (For Google maps, you can also search for the "Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center", the park is across the street from that.)
- From I-5, take exit 163A for Harbor Island/11th Ave S W 0.2 mi.
- Use the left lane to turn slightly right onto SW Spokane St Bridge 335 ft.
- Keep left to continue on SW Spokane St 0.6 mi.
- Turn right toward W Marginal Way SW 194 ft.
- Turn right onto W Marginal Way SW 1.0 mi.
- Herring’s House will be on the left. Keep an eye out for EarthCorps signs