Duwamish Alive! at North Winds Weir: Tukwila

Join EarthCorps’ Puget Sound Stewards and the Green Tukwila Partnership at North Wind’s Weir in Tukwila!  North Wind’s Weir is a 2.5 acre site located at the zone of salt and freshwater mixing that is especially important to threatened salmon in the watershed. Young salmon coming from higher in the Green/Duwamish River will feed, hide from predators and high river flows, and get used to salt water in the shallow waters of the project.

The Basics

We will supply the gloves and tools and 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 prior experience necessary, just come ready to learn something new! This video may give you a better idea of what to expect.

This event is led by the Puget Sound Stewards, who are part of our program that matches enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to nearshore habitat restoration sites in need of longterm stewardship. 

For your safety and comfort please bring:

  • Clothing that can get dirty (because it will!)
  • Long pants and long sleeves (helps protect against prickly plants)
  • Sturdy shoes that can handle some mud (closed toed shoes are required such as work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, etc. NO sandals, flats, or heels)
  • Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle
The event will happen rain or shine!

What will volunteers be doing at the event?

While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests, shorelines, and parks in our local cities. Healthy and thriving forests and shorelines are vital to our community because they absorb and naturally filter rain water, produce clean oxygen, provide living spaces for wildlife, and create a place for people to connect with the outdoors.
 
In order to help create healthy forests, the work can include:
  • Removing aggressive weeds (like English Ivy or Himalayan Blackberry)
  • Maintaining areas where these weeds have been removed
  • Planting trees and shrubs during the rainy season (often Oct.-Feb.)

Groups

If you are coming as a group, the group leaders are expected to have an active and integral role in our events. Please get in touch with volunteer@earthcorps.org before the event to make sure everything is in order. On the day of the event, make yourself known to the staff (in bright yellow vests) and arrive early in order to meet your group members.

Youth Policy

Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 that are not with a parent or guardian must bring a filled out Youth Waiver the day of the event.
 
Youth and school groups are welcome to attend; leaders should contact the Volunteer Team to take care of all necessary preparations. 

Directions

Approximate Address: 2914 S. 112th St., Tukwila, WA 98168

By Bus: Route MT 124 drops off at Tukwila Intl Blvd & S 112th St, just a 4 minuite walk from our meeting location. Please us the Metro Trip Planner to find the best route to the site: m.tripplanner.kingcounty.gov 

From the North (on I-5 South)

  • Head south on I-5 South.
  • At exit 158, take ramp RIGHT for Boeing Access Rd toward E. Marginal Way.
  • Turn RIGHT onto S Boeing Access Rd.
  • Turn LEFT onto Pacific Hwy S / Tukwila International Blvd.
  • Turn RIGHT onto S 112th St.
  • North Wind’s Weir restoration site is on the RIGHT at the end of the road.  Look for A-frame signs for where to park.

From the South (I-5 North to SR-599 North)

  • Head north on I-5 North.
  • At exit 156, take ramp RIGHT for SR-599 North toward Tukwila /W. Marginal Way.
  • Take ramp RIGHT and follow signs for Tukwila Int’l Blvd North.
  • Bear RIGHT onto Pacific Hwy S / Tukwila International Blvd.
  • Turn LEFT onto S 112th St.
  • North Wind’s Weir restoration site is on the RIGHT at the end of the road.  Look for A-frame signs for where to park.

No upcoming volunteer events for this location