• 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.

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    Volunteer!

    If you like to get your hands dirty by planting trees or removing invasive plants, you can help by signing up to volunteer at one of our many events!

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    Partner with us!

    We love creating new partnerships to help protect our environment! Sign up here if you have an event or project that you would like to partner with us on. 

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    Make a donation!

    Whether a one time or monthly donation, all donations go right back into our coalition to help protect and enhance our beautiful watershed!

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS

    Email michael@greenrivercoalition.org if you have a project you would like to partner on.

    January 20th, 2020

    Come celebrate MLK Day of Service with the Green River Coalition and Mid-Sound Fisheries by helping restore critical habitat along the Green River!

    We will be clearing invasive plants and replacing them with native trees and shrubs!

    *DRINKS AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED*

    Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm

    Location: Fenster Park

    2027 4th St SE, Auburn, WA 98002

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

  • Past Events

    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.

    September 14 th , 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.

     

    Come visit us and learn more!

    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!

     

  • CONNECT WITH US

  • 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.

  • OUR BOARD

    Greg Wingard

    President

    greg@greenrivercoalition.org

    Bernie McKinney

    Vice President

    b.mckinney@comcast.net

    Pete Beaupain

    Treasurer

    pbeaupain@comcast.net

    Gil Bortleson

    Secretary

    gbortles@gmail.com

    Arturo Zazueto

    Member at Large

    azazueta@mail.greenriver.edu

    Michael Taton

    Operations Manager

    michael@greenrivercoalition.org

  • CONTACT US

    PO Box 8932
    Covington, WA 98042
    (360) 825-1000