Squad always loves working on the Green-Duwamish River. North Wind's Weir is a particularly interesting site due to its natural treasures, great habitat and historic Native American significance. We've enjoyed working at this site through EarthCorps Sound Stewards program.
Noxious teasel / Dipsacum fullonum had sprouted all about the native plantings, so a portion of the group worked to dig them out by their deep tap roots (see pics at right). Their architectural seed heads are lovely, and yet they are a foe of quality native habitat, which is uniquely salmon-friendly at this site.
Tukwila is a special spot on the Duwamish as it marks the tidal/salt boundary. You can see the river flowing up or down-stream or indeed..... standing still. It is a wondrous and fascinating place. Now salmon can have the chance to adjust to such changes in their environment by hanging out in quiet side channels for a time, shaded by native willow & cottonwoods. This site was and continues to be a significant fishing grounds where the salmon are channeled into a tight passage by a natural rock weir at low tide.
We also cut live willow stakes, which we then drove deep into the riverine mud. Along the way we found a dead goose and her abandoned eggs. Sad, but a neat nature find to experience up close.