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June 4, 2022
Orcas and the Green-Duwamish River
When: June 4th, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 10am - 3pm
Where: Riverbend North (Tukwila Ramada)
Address: 15901 W Valley Hwy, Tukwila, WA 98188
We are very excited to be partnering with Orca Conservancy and Whale Scouts for this event! On the event day, we will be having educational vendors, guest speakers, and we will be hosting a restoration work party along the mainstem Green River in Tukwila! We will be focusing on education about Orcas and how healthy rivers and streams have a cascade effect to help save the Orca!
*Drinks and snacks will be provided*
If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Green River Coalition, Operations Manager, Michael Taton: email@example.com
January 20th, 2019
Shadow Lake Nature Preserve 23rd Annual Frog Frolic!
We tabled at this annual event to educate our local community about our coalition’s mission.
September 13 th , 2019
United Way Day of Caring
We teamed up with Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group and King County United Way for their largest day of volunteering in Washington State! We are proud to be a part of this day! Visit the King County United Way website for more information.
October 19 th , 2019
Orca Recovery Day!
Riverview Park Restoration Work Party!
We restored a critical portion of Riverview Park in Kent to help restore habitat for our native salmon which is the main food source for our resident Orcas! This is an international movement with over 70 sites spanning from Napa Valley to British Columbia!
January 20th, 2020
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!
On January 20th 2020, we partnered with Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, The City of Auburn, and The King County United Way to host a planting event at Fenster Park! We had over 80 volunteers and planted 150 native trees and shrubs! What a great way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a Day of Service!
April 17, 2021
2021 Earth Day Tree Planting!
We partnered, again, with the city of Kent and Duwamish Alive to host a restoration planting event at the beautiful Riverview Park in Kent.
We planted native trees and shrubs along critical habitat of the main stem Green River which has many benefits to the river. Establishing native plants helps stabilize the river to prevent erosion and shade out the river which helps keep dissolved oxygen in the water! This helps local fish like the chinook salmon which are a main food source for resident orca!
October 16, 2021
Orca Recovery Day/Duwamish Alive!
We were back at it again at our Riverview Park Site! We partnered with The City of Kent, Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, and Duwamish Alive to host the largest event we've had all year! We removed invasive blackberry and replaced them with native plants to protects the salmon upstream and orca downstream! Visit our Instagram page to watch the Livestream of the event!
April 16, 2022
Orca Recovery Day/Duwamish Alive!
Another GREAT event at Riverview Park! We partnered with The City of Kent, Mid-Sound Fisheries Enhancement Group, and Duwamish Alive to celebrate Earth Day 2022! We removed the regrowth of invasive blackberry and live staked Red Osier Dogwood the combat the presence of r! Visit our Instagram page to watch the Livestream of the event!
Dandy / Bass / Beaver Lake Complex
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.
Covington Community Park
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.
Lower Soos Area
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.
Institute For Community Leadership
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.
We are all all volunteer Board of Directors with one paid staff.
Member at Large
Member at Large
Staff Operations Manager
From left to right: Michael, Bernie, Gil, Pete, Greg, Arturo (2019)
Our Grant Funders
Thank you to our current grant funders:
King County Flood Control District & WRIA 9
Cooperative Watershed Maintenance
This fund supports projects that enhance riparian shade to improve conditions for salmon and meet water quality standards.
Rose Foundation & Puget Soundkeeper
Puget Sound Stewardship & Mitigation Fund
The Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund is dedicated to protecting the water quality of Puget Sound. It is open to a wide range of groups, from tiny grassroots groups to larger, established organizations.
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