Squad loves to work on the Duwamish River. With EarthCorps Sound Steward Susan, we weeded out noxious triangle orache / Atriplex prostrata. Interestingly, the origin of the species is a confused one, with even the Burke Museum's herbarium having specimens listed as both native and noxious (the USDA calls it native). Susan noted "I remember David (Gibling of the UW) saying they are differentiated by the bractioles, which you pretty much had to use a microscope to see, and he did show me under the scope."
We removed it to make more room for native carex & rushes right along the sandy & muddy riverbank. Afterwards the kids had good fun playing together in the rest of the park. Imagine their excitement happening upon Chicos Santos's playful installation on a mossy log as part of an upcoming festival. What a delight. Duwamish Revealed is an exciting series of creative cultural events celebrating Seattle's only river June 1 – September 30, 2015. Mark your calendars for the beginning:
GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 7–10 pm at THE ESTUARY, 4651 Diagonal Ave. S., Seattle
It is about time we celebrate our river! Stewardship Squad is proud to be a three-year supporter of the Duwamish. We hope to see you out celebrating there this summer.