Volunteer for Salmon!

Outdoor volunteer opportunities are waiting for you. Sign up now! Photo showing volunteers planting trees at Whitney Bridge Park on Middle Green.

If you have a salmon- or water quality-focused event in our watershed, let us know and we'll add it to this page to help you recruit volunteers.

Seattle Parks Volunteer Projects
In addition to the volunteer projects below, the City of Seattle Parks Department offers many opportunities to steward urban forests across the city.

Other resources for new volunteer stewards (Adobe Acrobat 177 KB).

Date and Time Name Location Information and sign up (sponsors vary)
Saturday,
March 29
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
April 5
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
April 5
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Earth Month Kickoff: West Hylebos Wetlands Park
Join EarthCorps/Friends of the Hylebos in working at the beautiful West Hylebos Wetlands Park, home to one of the few remaining intact peat bogs in Puget Sound. We will remove invasive blackberry and continue to protect this valuable resource in Federal Way. Wetlands provide essential wildlife habitat and attractive places for people to relax, stroll and learn about rich natural ecosystems.

Sign up here.
Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
April 12
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
April 19
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
April 26
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
April 26
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Restoration at Panther Lake
Come join EarthCorps in working at Panther Lake Open Space, a 78.72 acre greenspace which serves as wonderful habitat with a year-round body of water and forested walking trails. Open space trail system around Panther Lake connects to the BPA Trail and the West Campus Trail. Wetland areas such as Panther Lake provide essential wildlife habitat and attractive places for people to relax, stroll and learn about rich natural ecosystems. Volunteers should expect to remove invasive plants and perform restoration site maintenance in an effort to restore this urban forest.

Sign up here.
Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
May 3
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
May 3
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Restoration at Dumas Bay
Join EarthCorps, Friends of the Hylebos and the City of Federal Way as we spend a day restoring Federal Way's premier parks on this day of service! Gloves and tools will be provided but if the volunteers have their own tools/gloves they like to use they are encouraged to bring them. Today volunteers will be working to restore native habitat by planting native trees & shrubs.

Sign up here.
Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Friday,
May 9
1 - 4 p.m.

Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge
Join community members and local businesses for an afternoon of volunteering to restore the Duwamish River shoreline. Volunteers will remove invasive weeds, continue sheet mulching, and plant native trees and shrubs. The Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge is working to unite Tukwila's business community in an effort to restore 150,000 square feet along nearly 1.5 miles of shoreline along this ecologically and culturally significant waterway. Meet at the Green River Trail at the BECU Campus (12770 Gateway Dr. Tukwila, WA). For more information about the Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge visit www.RestoreTheDuwamish.org.

Youth Volunteers: Teen volunteers under ages 15-18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian must bring a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Click here to download the Forterra Youth Volunteer Waiver.

Tukwila Registration
Saturday,
May 10
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
May 17
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
May 24
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
May 31
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
June 7
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
June 7
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

National Trails Day Event: West Hylebos Wetlands Park
Join EarthCorps/Friends of the Hylebos in working at the beautiful West Hylebos Wetlands Park, home to one of the few remaining intact peat bogs in Puget Sound. We will remove invasive blackberry and continue to protect this valuable resource in Federal Way. Wetlands provide essential wildlife habitat and attractive places for people to relax, stroll and learn about rich natural ecosystems.

Sign up here.
Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Friday,
June 13
1 - 4 p.m.

Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge
Join community members and local businesses for an afternoon of volunteering to restore the Duwamish River shoreline. Volunteers will remove invasive weeds, continue sheet mulching, and plant native trees and shrubs. The Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge is working to unite Tukwila's business community in an effort to restore 150,000 square feet along nearly 1.5 miles of shoreline along this ecologically and culturally significant waterway. Meet at the Green River Trail at the BECU Campus (12770 Gateway Dr. Tukwila, WA). For more information about the Restore the Duwamish Shoreline Challenge visit www.RestoreTheDuwamish.org.

Youth Volunteers: Teen volunteers under ages 15-18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian must bring a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Click here to download the Forterra Youth Volunteer Waiver.

Tukwila Registration
Saturday,
June 14
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
June 21
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
June 28
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
July 5
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
July 12
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
July 19
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
July 26
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
August 2
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
August 2
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Restoration at Brooklake Blueberry Farm
Join EarthCorps and the City of Federal Way as we restore this historically significant site! Fun fact: this site is home to a former blueberry farm. The blueberry patch still exists today and is free & open to the public during blueberry season. In addition to a relatively healthy riparian area and upland forest the Hylebos Creek runs through this site. Salmon are often seen in this portion of the Hylebos Creek. Current work at the park includes removing Himalayan blackberry and in the winter planting native trees and shrubs.

Sign up here.
Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
August 9
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
The Nature Consortium hosts volunteer forest restoration work parties at various sites within the West Duwamish Greenbelt. Each work party begins with a short informal forest ecology workshop. During the fall and winter we remove invasive species, mulch, and plant native shrubs and trees in Seattle's largest remaining contiguous forest. Address: 14th Ave SW & SW Holly St
West Seattle Registration
Saturday,
November 1
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Fall Planting at Panther Lake
Join EarthCorps in working at Panther Lake Open Space, a 78.72 acre greenspace which serves as wonderful habitat with a year-round body of water and forested walking trails. Open space trail system around Panther Lake connects to the BPA Trail and the West Campus Trail. Wetland areas such as Panther Lake provide essential wildlife habitat and attractive places for people to relax, stroll and learn about rich natural ecosystems. Volunteers should expect to remove invasive plants and perform restoration site maintenance in an effort to restore this urban forest.

Sign up here.
Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
November 15
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Fall Planting at West Hylebos Wetlands Park
Join EarthCorps/Friends of the Hylebos in working at the beautiful West Hylebos Wetlands Park, home to one of the few remaining intact peat bogs in Puget Sound. We will remove invasive blackberry and continue to protect this valuable resource in Federal Way. Wetlands provide essential wildlife habitat and attractive places for people to relax, stroll and learn about rich natural ecosystems.

Sign up here.
Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217