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CWA Site Restoration Work Party
Join us for a restoration work party at our CWA (Cascade Water Alliance) Site! We will be partnering with Orca Conservancy and Unleash the Brilliance to remove invasive species, such as reed canarygrass. This will give a chance for the native plants present to succeed and it will help us prepare for our additional fall planting!
When: September 16th, 2023
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: 15583 SE 283rd Pl, Covington, WA 98042
Orca Recovery Day "Orca-tober"
We will be partnering with the City of Kent, Orca Conservancy, and Duwamish Alive to restore our BEAUTIFUL Riverview Park Site in Kent! We will be learning how the work we do helps the salmon upstream and the orca downstream! We will also be getting our hands dirty and removing some invasive species of plants!
*Snacks & drinks will be provided*
When: October 14th, 2023
Time: 10am - 2pm
Where: Riverview Park, Kent (937 Hawley Rd, Kent, 98032)
April 15th, 2023
Duwamish Alive! - Earth Day 2023
Earth Day is a very speicial event for us and is one of our annual events in partnership with the city of Kent and Duwamish Alive, where we get to help our Southern Resident killer whales! At this event we continued to remove invasive species to help the successful establishment of the plants that we have installed over the years!
Novermber 19th, 2022
Since we had to cancel our Orca Recovery Day 2022 October event due to air quality, we were happy to see such a turn our for this rescheduled event! It was a great day of learning all about how our restoration work has a cascade effect to help the salmon upstream and orca downstream! We were also able to remove invasive plants like Himalayan blackberry and bind weed and replace them with over 100 native plants and shrubs!
October 29th, 2022
Kent Parks' Re-LEAF Event!
It was great to partner with Kent Parks at their ReLEAF event at Riverview Park in Kent! It was a fun and beautiful day of removing invasive plants and replacing them with native trees and shrubs. This helps restore the park and the Green River that runs through it!
June 4, 2022
Orcas and the Green-Duwamish River
We were very honored to partner with Orca Conservancy and Whale Scouts for this event! We had many educational vendors, guest speakers, and hosted a restoration work party along the mainstem Green River in Tukwila! We will be focused on education about Orcas and how healthy rivers and streams have a cascade effect to help save the Orca! Thank you to everyone who came out!
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!
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 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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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)
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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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