Volunteers from all over Seattle will gather along the banks of the Duwamish River to celebrate Earth Day this Sat., April 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Seattle Parks and Recreation, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, REI and People for Puget Sound are a few of the organizations and agencies hosting work parties to clean up 13 sites where shoreline habitat has been disrupted during this annual Duwamish Alive! event. Volunteers will remove invasive plants, replant areas with native vegetation, pull weeds, and remove trash to help restore a healthy estuarine ecosystem for plants, animals and people who work, live and play along the Duwamish River.
Duwamish Alive! is followed by the second annual Earth Day Festival at Cooper School, from 2-5 p.m. Featuring kids' crafts, nature hikes, performances and food, the event is free to the public.
See www.pugetsound.org/events/duwamishalive for details, including a list of specific volunteer opportunities.