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,
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 12
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Duwamish River Restoration Event: Terminal 105
Join EarthCorps and the Port of Seattle to restore this site along the Duwamish River. Terminal 105 restoration construction was completed in 1995; prior to that, the narrow property was used as driveway and parking lot. Now it is a Port of Seattle public access site with picnic tables, a hand boat launch, and a small natural area. Environmental stewardship activities began in 2000. EarthCorps is working with the Port of Seattle to remove additional invasive weeds along the main river channel and replace them with native plants.

West Seattle EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
July 12
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Help Restore Westcrest Parks
Join EarthCorps and the Green Seattle Partnership as we improve the health of an amazing urban forest in Southwest Seattle. We will be removing invasive plants, planting native species and performing restoration site maintenance. EarthCorps supplies gloves, tools, water, light refreshments and volunteer education that covers safety, information on the park you are working in, forest health, environmental restoration and the overview of the project. No prior experience is necessary, just come ready to learn something new. Please use King County Metro Online to plan your trip http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/. The closest bus stop is at 9th Ave SW & SW Henderson St.

West Seattle EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
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,
August 16
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 16
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Duwamish River Restoration Event: Terminal 105
Join EarthCorps and the Port of Seattle to restore this site along the Duwamish River. Terminal 105 restoration construction was completed in 1995; prior to that, the narrow property was used as driveway and parking lot. Now it is a Port of Seattle public access site with picnic tables, a hand boat launch, and a small natural area. Environmental stewardship activities began in 2000. EarthCorps is working with the Port of Seattle to remove additional invasive weeds along the main river channel and replace them with native plants.

West Seattle EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
August 23
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 30
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,
September 6
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,
September 6
10 a.m. -
2 p.m.

Duwamish River Restoration Event: Terminal 105
Join EarthCorps and the Port of Seattle to restore this site along the Duwamish River. Terminal 105 restoration construction was completed in 1995; prior to that, the narrow property was used as driveway and parking lot. Now it is a Port of Seattle public access site with picnic tables, a hand boat launch, and a small natural area. Environmental stewardship activities began in 2000. EarthCorps is working with the Port of Seattle to remove additional invasive weeds along the main river channel and replace them with native plants.

West Seattle EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
September 13
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,
September 20
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,
September 27
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,
October 4
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,
October 11
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,
October 18
9 a.m. -
12 p.m.

Duwamish River Restoration Event: North Wind's Weir
Join EarthCorps by volunteering at North Wind’s Weir in Tukwila. Ecological restoration activities include removing invasive weeds, planting native species, and mulching. These hands-on restoration activities directly improve the watershed’s water quality, air and noise pollution, and habitat diversity, while also sequestering carbon and providing pleasant places for people and wildlife. This event is fun for the whole family and no prior experience is necessary! We provide the instructions, tools and even snacks and coffee to keep you energized. Space is limited so sign up early.

North Wind’s Weir is a 2.5 acre King County-owned site located at the zone of salt and freshwater mixing that is especially important to threatened salmon in the watershed. Young salmon coming from higher in the Green/Duwamish River will feed, hide from predators and high river flows, and get used to salt water in the shallow waters of the project. Trees, shrubs and marsh plants will host insects that feed the young fish as they prepare for their lives in salt water

Tukwila EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
October 18
10 a.m. -
1 p.m.

Help Restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve
Join volunteers to help restore this culturally significant preserve and city park. Event activities include invasive weed removal, mulching and planting as seasonally appropriate. Meet at the parking lot at the 115th St. Preserve entrance, 3800 S 115th St Tukwila, WA 98168.

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,
October 18
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,
October 25
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.
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.

Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
November 8
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 15
10 a.m. -
1 p.m.

Help Restore the Duwamish Hill Preserve
Join volunteers to help restore this culturally significant preserve and city park. Event activities include invasive weed removal, mulching and planting as seasonally appropriate. Meet at the parking lot at the 115th St. Preserve entrance, 3800 S 115th St Tukwila, WA 98168.

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,
November 15
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 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.

Federal Way EarthCorps Volunteer Team
206-322-9296 x 217
Saturday,
November 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,
December 6
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,
December 13
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,
December 20
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,
December 27
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