City Light Sponsors Volunteer Events

Last Saturday, April 16, City Light’s Vegetation Management Unit and Environmental Affairs and Real Estate Division sponsored five Duwamish Alive volunteer events on City Light property to improve the watershed. Here’s a rundown:

Duwamish Hill

Volunteers from Seattle City Light at Duwamish Hill.

A City Light volunteer work-team made up of employees, friends, and family participated in the annual celebration. Enjoying great weather, they worked at the Duwamish Hill Preserve, laying the foundation for a future plant-nursery that will provide healthy vegetation for use throughout the watershed. This site is co-sponsored by Friends of the Hill, Forterra and the City of Tukwila.

Delridge Wetland
City Light partnered with the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association (DNDA) to start work on their dream of transforming the former substation into a community garden and restored wetland.  In partnership with Seattle Parks, DNDA is raising funds to purchase the property. The project’s goal is to provide a place for kids to learn math and science through wetland restoration. Please see story in the West Seattle Blog.

Children working on salmon art with Nature Consortium.

Volunteers grubbing blackberry at Delridge Wetland.

Duwamish Substation
City Light has partnered with EarthCorps to enhance habitat along the Duwamish River at City Light’s Duwamish Substation.

Hamm Creek
With the leadership of City Light’s Plant Ecologist Marie Swanson, the Veterans Conservation Corps has continued their longtime stewardship of Hamm Creek to honor the legacy of activist and Vietnam vet, John Beal.

Bangor Street
City Light has partnered with The Common Acre to engage the community and enhance pollinator habitat as part of City Light’s Creston-Duwamish green transmission line.

Neighbors at this south Seattle site have responded positively to the opportunity to transform this “weedy” area into a better habitat for pollinators and asset for the community. The Common Acre has been studying diversity of bees and other pollinators on the Creston-Duwamish transmission line.