Join of hundreds of volunteers and come out to the Duwamish Hill Preserve to restore this very special area adjacent to Green-Duwamish! At the Duwamish Hill Preserve we will be tackling some invasive weeds, and spreading mulch to help native plants flourish through the summer! 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!
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 can be found here.
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 will be 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.” For more information, visit the Duwamish Hill website.
Forterra is a proud partner of the Duwamish Alive Coalition, which is a collaborative effort of local communities, municipalities, non-profits and businesses within the Duwamish River Watershed to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife towards improving the health of the Puget Sound. The Coalition works to improve the ecological health of our watershed through community engagement and volunteer-based habitat restoration.