As a part of the Duwamish Alive event, Forterra NEXT will join hundreds of volunteers to restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve, a 10.5 acre parcel of historical, cultural and ecological significance in Tukwila. The Forterra NEXT committee–Joe Inslee, Nora Johnson, and Alanna Peterson–will lead us in tackling invasive weeds and spreading mulch to help native plants thrive. Bring spare change because after we are going to go out for happy hour at Machine House Brewery in Georgetown!
When: Saturday, April 22, 10am to 2pm
Where: Duwamish Hill Preserve
Provided for you: Restoration training, tools, gloves, snacks and lunch!
You should bring: Boots or comfortable athletic shoes, work clothes, appropriate layers for rain and sun, refillable water bottle, and friends!
RSVP: Email Forterra’s Community Relations Manager, Lauren Zondag.
Forterra NEXT: 20- and 30-somethings driven by a shared commitment to secure the places—urban, rural and wild—that are keystones of a sustainable future for all.
About the Duwamish Hill Preserve: 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.”