The Green River Natural Area at O'Grady has been a favourite spot for seeing pink/humpy salmon, whom spawn only in even-years. Unlike 2015 when the fish were incredibly thick, it was hard to spot them this year. Still the Green River (which turns into the Duwamish) is beautiful and offers visitors many pleasures, which the children in particular happily took advantage of.
We worked with King County Parks to dig blackberry and stinky-bob out of original restoration sites, seventeen years old, and towered over by native cottonwoods. A good portion of these original restoration plantings were swallowed up by the meandering, natural river, but such is the way in a riverine habitat.
It is a treat to be able to have the gate opened to drive down to the river during work parties- otherwise it is inaccessible to cars due to the winding mile-long one-way road. The horses out for trail rides were very fun to see. And even the drive itself, out to the outskirts of Enumclaw with lovely, with it's bucolic farm lands and view of Mt. Rainier.