Volunteers Needed For Saturday’s ‘Duwamish Alive,’ Including Roxhill Bog

Volunteers are needed for this Saturday’s ‘Duwamish Alive‘ Event, which will focus on the entire Duwamish watershed (not just the river) and runs from 10am to 2pm, with one of the locations being Roxhill Bog, located at 2850 Southwest Roxbury Street in White Center.

“Work with Friends of Roxhill Bog to remove invasives and restore the bog that is the headwaters of Longfellow Creek,” reads a note on the Duwamish Alive website, which also adds:

Duwamish Alive collaborates with community, municipalities, non-profits and businesses within the Duwamish River watershed to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife, towards improving the health of Puget Sound.

s are needed at these 13 locations in the Duwamish watershed (other locations here):

  • White Center:
 Roxhill Bog (map here)
  • South Park:
 Duwamish Waterway Park • 
River trash cleanup by kayak and canoe
  • Georgetown:
 Gateway Park/8th Avenue South
  • West Seattle:
 Alki: Seacrest Park
  • Delridge/Pigeon Point: Brandon Street Natural Area
 • Puget Creek Natural Area
 • West Duwamish Greenbelt/ Pigeon Point
 • Herring House Park/T-107
  • Tukwila:
 Cecil Moses/NorthWind’s Weir
 • Duwamish Hill Preserve • 
Codiga Farm

Here are more details:

  • No experience necessary — we will discuss safety and give an overview of the project.
  • The event will take place rain or shine.
  • Dress for the weather (rain gear in case of bad weather or sunglasses and a hat if it’s sunny).
  • Wear sturdy foot gear (boots, sneakers, etc. but no sandals).
  • Long trousers and long sleeves are helpful where there are blackberries
  • Bring work gloves and weeding tools if you have them. Bring a refillable water bottle.
  • Work gloves, tools, snacks, and beverages will be provided.
  • Children 10 and under must have one-to-one adult supervision.

Here’s more from the Duwamish Alive website:

The event is hosted by the Duwamish Alive Coalition, which is a partnership of non-profit organizations, government agencies, community groups and local businesses. Restoration is on-going throughout the year, but it’s only during Duwamish Alive that our organizations come together to host hundreds of volunteers at multiple  sites to make a huge impact on the same day!

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