Did you know that Seattle’s largest remaining forest, the West Duwamish Greenbelt, happens to be next to one of the most polluted rivers in the country? Extending over 500 acres in West Seattle, the greenbelt plays a critical role in filtering the air and water pollution in the Duwamish River created by urban runoff and industrial waste.
On Saturday, October 20, hundreds of volunteers will come together in a day of service in an ongoing effort to help the river. We’ll be hosting a big event at Pigeon Point Park starting at 10 am to kick off our fall planting season.
Volunteers will help us plant more than 1,000 native trees and shrubs. Like many urban forests, the West Duwamish Greenbelt has suffered the effects of logging, invasive species, urbanization, and loss of biodiversity. DNDA is committed to restoring the forests of Delridge and West Seattle to the kind of healthy evergreen forest the Pacific Northwest is known for.
Cleanup and restoration events will also take place at 13 other sites throughout Seattle and Tukwila as part of Duwamish Alive!, a biannual day of service organized by the Duwamish Alive Coalition. The coalition is a partnership between community, government, nonprofit, and corporate organizations working together to restore habitat in the Green-Duwamish watershed.
To register for our Duwamish Alive! event, visit our restoration page.