• PROTECTING + ENHANCING THE GREEN RIVER + OUR WATERSHED

    Green River Coalition collaborates with community, municipalities, nonprofits, educational institutions and other agencies to protect and enhance the

    Green River and our watershed.

  • CURRENT RESTORATION PROJECTS

    Dandy / Bass / Beaver Lake Complex

    Enumclaw, WA

    Bass, Beaver, and Dandy Lakes are owned by King County.
    Originally privately owned, this important wildlife habitat was not managed or replanted after a harvest by a logger in 1999 allowing invasive blackberry to completely overtake the sites. GRC has been managing the restoration of this 9.8-acre site in collaboration with King County since 2012.

     

    Site activity:

    • Revegetation/planting (Douglas-fir, Western redcedar, Willow, Western Hemlock, etc.)
    • Watering
    • Creation of social trails and maintenance roads
    • Dried blackberry canes repurposed as mulch for access roads
    • Non-chemical weed control (organic restoration)
    • Mechanical invasive plant removal (Himalayan blackberry, Evergreen blackberry)
    • Development of monitoring and maintenance plans
    • Vegetation mapping
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    Partners:

    • King County
    • Green River College

     

    Covington Community Park

    Covington, WA

    GRC has been managing the restoration of 7.3 acres on this site in collaboration with the City of Covington, King Conservation District, and Green River College since 2014.

     

    Site activity:

    • Revegetation/planting (Douglas fir, Western hemlock, Grand fir)
    • Trail decommissioning
    • The City of Covington installed ADA-compliant trails and needed old trails removed
    • Non-chemical weed control (organic restoration)
    • Mechanical invasive plant removal (Himalayan blackberry, Evergreen blackberry, Field bindweed)
    • Watering
    • Daylighting an ephemeral stream
    • Removal of old culverts
    • Widening of stream-bed and introduction of wood debris and cobble
    • Development of monitoring and maintenance plans
    • Vegetation mapping

    Partners:

    • City of Covington
    • King Conservation District
    • Green River College

     

    Lower Soos Area

    Auburn, WA

    This site is owned by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). GRC has been managing the restoration of this 1.8-acre site in collaboration with WDFW and King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks since 2013.

     

     

    Site activity:

    • Non-chemical weed control (organic restoration)
    • Sheet-mulching with black tarps (a multi-year process)
    • Mechanical invasive plant removal (Himalayan blackberry, Reed Canary-Grass)
    • Revegetation/planting (Douglas fir, Western redcedar, Willow, etc.)
    • Watering
    • Mulching with wood chips to retain water
    • Garbage clean-up
    • Development of monitoring and maintenance plans
    • Vegetation mapping

    Partners:

    • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
    • King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks
    • Green River College

     

    Institute For Community Leadership

    Kent, WA

    This site is owned by the Institute for Community Leadership (ICL), a GRC partner. This property was originally open pasture with very little riparian shade or native vegetation. ICL acquired 18.2 acres in 2004 and began to restore it with the help of the Veteran Conservation Corps from Green River College and GRC.

     

     

    Site activity:

    • Non-chemical weed control (organic restoration)
    • Mechanical invasive plant removal (Himalayan blackberry)
    • Development of monitoring and maintenance plans
    • Vegetation mapping

    Partners:

    • Veteran Conservation Corps (Green River College)
    • Institute for Community Leadership

     

  • WHAT IS THE MIDDLE GREEN SUBWATERSHED?

    The Middle Green River Subwatershed starts at River Mile 32 just east of Auburn and stretches to the Howard Hanson Dam.

     

    It includes two major tributaries:

    Soos Creek on the north side of the river, draining Kent, Covington, Maple Valley, and Black Diamond and Newaukum Creek on the south side of the river, draining the Enumclaw area.

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    PO Box 921
    Enumclaw, WA 98022
    (360) 825-1000