Volunteer with Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge

Where: Green River Trail near BECU campus (Tukwila) Show Map

When: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Friday, Dec 12th 2014

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Join community members and local businesses for an afternoon of volunteering to restore the Duwamish River shoreline. Volunteers will remove invasive weeds and continue sheet mulching, an important step in re-establishing native trees and shrubs along the shoreline. We'll kick off our 2nd fall restoration sesaon and prepare to plant native trees and shrubs in the coming months.

Please REGISTER HERE for this event.

The Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge is working to unite Tukwila’s business community in an effort to to restore 150,000 square feet along nearly 1.5 miles of shoreline along this ecologically and culturally significant waterway. For more information about the Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge visit www.RestoreTheDuwamish.org.

Where to Meet: Green River Trail at the BECU Campus (12770 Gateway Dr. Tukwila,WA).  Look for signs pointing to the work site.

What to Bring: Please dress for the weather - rain or shine. Wear close-toed shoes, long pants and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Bring a water bottle.
Tools, training and refreshments will be provided. No experience is necessary!

Youth Volunteers: Teen volunteers under ages 15-18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian must bring a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Click here to download the Forterra Youth Volunteer Waiver.

Register for this event today!

This event is sponsored by:          


Other ways to support the Challenge!

Sponsor a section of the river. Funding is needed to purchase restoration materials, recruit and support volunteers, and maintain newly planted shoreline areas.

Organize a team of volunteers to help with restoration events. Volunteer leaders will receive support to help their team get organized and connected with upcoming Challenge events.

Spread the word. Help others learn about the Challenge by spreading the word to friends and colleagues.

For more information contact volunteer@forterra.org or vist the Challenge's Website

Holiday Open House

Where: Forterra Main Office

When: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Thursday, Dec 4th 2014

Contact: Mandy Gregory - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 5:00 – 9:00 PM

We look forward to this event every year! We get to hang out with some pretty awesome people including fellow Forterrans, partners, supporters and new friends that show up for the festivities. We'll have tasty treats, warming drinks and plenty of laughter. Will you be there? We hope so. Come alone or bring friends and family, too.

Buffet | Beverages | Kids Activities | Silent Auction | Photobooth

Ready, set, bid! Friends come ready to bid on great Northwest themed silent auction items. We’ve received amazing donated items from our partners some examples include: Holland America Cruise tickets for 2, gear from Outdoor Research, Patagonia, KEEN, Metamorphic, REI and more… We’ve also created themed northwest baskets with items from local breweries, wineries, shops, and restaurants. Bid and treat yourself or bid on the perfect present for a friend.  You won’t want to miss it!




Thank you to our Sponsors: The Boeing Company & Urban Renaissance Group

The event is supported by:  Homegrown | Fremont Brewing | Patagonia | Outdoor Research | Ducky's | REI | Starbucks | Holland America Cruise Line | NuBe Green | Starbucks | Georgetown Brewing Company | Keen | Metamorphic Gear | Stoup Brewing | NuBe Green | La Isa | Chinook Book | Wilridge Winery | Caffe Vita | Chuck's Hop Shop | Filson | Wine Outlet | Hilliard's Beer | Local 360



Bayview Triangle Planting Party

Where: Beacon Ave S & 15th Ave S

When: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, Nov 22nd 2014

Contact: Lizzy Stone - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Come work on Beacon Hill's newest restored landscape! Join Seattle Tree Ambassadors, Beacon Hill Garden Club, Beacon Arts, and your neighbors in renovating the traffic triangle at 15th Ave & Beacon Ave S. We will be improving the site through weeding, planting new understory plants, and mulching. We'll provide tools, gloves, safety vests, and snacks. Come enjoy the brisk weather, some hot cocoa, camaraderie, and setting the stage for some beautiful spring and summer landscaping!

Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@Seattle.gov or Marina at marinaking@comcast.net.


Specifics: Meet at the Shell Station at Beacon Ave S & 15th Ave S

Viewpoint Park Work Party

Where: Viewpoint Park, Redmond Show Map

When: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Wednesday, Nov 19th 2014

Contact: Marilynn Leland - .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

3rd Wednesday Work Party at Viewpoint Park!

Join the Friends of Viewpoint Park to continue the awesome progress in restoring and caring for the forest and have a fun afternoon outside. We'll bring all of the gloves, tools, and materials needed. You bring the helping hands.

The entrance to the park and a small parking lot are located at the intersection of 185th Ave NE and NE 25th Way in Redmond. For more detailed directions and information, visit the website for the Viewpoint Park forest restoration project, at www.greenviewpoint.org.

Please RSVP (the earlier the better!) so that we can plan a great event for you. If you have any questions, please contact Marilynn Leland at 206-905-6943 or by email at greenviewpoint@gmail.com.

All ages welcome. If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian please bring a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Help Restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve

Where: Duwamish Hill Preserve (Tukwila) Show Map

When: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Saturday, Nov 15th 2014

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Volunteer at the Duwamish Hill Preserve in Tukwila

Join volunteers to help restore this culturally significant preserve and city park. Event activities include invasive weed removal, mulching and planting as seasonally appropriate.

Please REGISTERE HERE for this event.

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.” Learn more here.

Please come out and contribute to this effort!. Please register online today.

What to bring: Please dress for the weather. Suggested Dress: Boots or comfortable athletic shoes, work clothes, appropriate layers for rain and sun. Volunteers should also bring a refillable water bottle and snacks.  Restoration training, tools and gloves will be provided. No experience necessary!

Where to meet: Duwamish Hill Preserve is located at: 3800 S 115th St Tukwila, WA 98168.  We will meet at the parking lot at the 115th St. Preserve entrance.

Youth volunteers are welcome. 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. Click here to download the Forterra Youth Volunteer Waiver.

For additional information, please contact volunteer@forterra.org.

Special thanks to the Friends of The Hill, a local dedicated volunteer group of neighbors and friends who regularly host volunteer events and support ongoing restoration, planning and maintenence of the Preserve. Interested in being a Friend of The Hill? Contact us.