Success was in doubt for a time, but all participants eventually extricated themselves from the low-tide mud along the Duwamish River, Squad’s 100% survival rate is intact, phew! The Duwamish Alive Coalition has done many important works of restoration, and preservation along Seattle’s river and we appreciate having Sharon lead us on the ground in some hands-on stewardship at North Wind’s Weir. While working, we were treated to eagles, heron, kingfisher and many sitings of a seal.
We planted some carex divisions (off of larger plants) from another thriving site that will hopefully root themselves in securely before the tide, waves and geese pull them out. Additionally we planted live willow stakes which will sprout roots from the dormant branch cuttings when submerged in wet ground. This site is important for Chinook salmon as it is the transition zone between fresh water and salt water.