City Light Employees to Volunteer for Earth Day at Duwamish Hill Preserve

In honor of Earth Day 2013, a team of 25 Seattle City Light employees and their family members will join hundreds of other volunteers at the Duwamish Alive event April 20.
Photo of City Light volunteers during 2012 project along the Duwamish River.

Seattle City Light volunteers work along the Duwamish River during a 2012 habitat restoration project.

In honor of Earth Day 2013, a team of 25 Seattle City Light employees and their family members will join hundreds of other volunteers at the Duwamish Alive event April 20.

The event is sponsored by Forterra and the Duwamish Alive! Coalition. The Seattle City Light volunteer team will work at a 10-acre site in Tukwila called the Duwamish Hill Preserve. The site is culturally significant for its association with southern Puget Sound Salish oral tradition and history, as a key location in the stories collectively known as the “Epic of the Winds.”

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteer teams at more than a dozen sites will remove weeds, blackberries and other invasive plants and replant the area with native species to improve habitat and create welcoming recreation places throughout the Duwamish River corridor. This is the second consecutive year that Seattle City Light employee volunteers have worked on the Duwamish Alive project.

The Duwamish Hill Preserve will be managed as a public open space devoted to the interpretation of the site’s Native American cultural significance and other aspects of Duwamish River Valley natural and cultural history. 

Seattle City Light employees volunteer on their own time to give back to the community and support projects that reflect the utility’s commitment to environmental stewardship and assistance to low-income customers.