Healthy rivers are critical to the strength of our region. They provide food and shelter to wildlife, prevent damaging erosion and improve the water quality benefitting all surrounding life. Years of neglect, development and mismanagement have resulted in riparian zones filled with invasive weeds, eroded shorelines and decreased wildlife habitat. Working with our key partners and community members, we are restoring some of the most significant waterways in the Puget Sound.
We’ve been committed to improving the ecological health of the Cedar River since 2005. The Cedar River is one of the most significant waterways in the Puget Sound region. It contains ancestral homeland, popular recreational resources, is the source of drinking water for more than a million people in Seattle’s greater metropolitan area and has some of the best remaining habitat in the greater Lake Washington Watershed.
Stewardship in Action
Stewardship-in-Action (SIA) is a collaborative partnership of Seattle Public Utilities, Forterra and the King County Noxious Weed Control Program. Established to work with local communities to restore the banks of the Cedar River, we work to increase the runs of threatened salmon and preserve the natural and scenic beauty of our one-of-a-kind river.
Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge
Forterra, Tukwila and BECU partner to challenge other businesses and community volunteers to help restore the shoreline habitat of another of our critical waterways, the Duwamish River.
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