The Duwamish River is always an enjoyable visit. Working at Codiga Park in Tukwila with EarthCorps' Sound Stewards delighted us with a variety of tasks right along the river bank. With a nice large group overall, we split into teams. One group worked with the water at their heels, driving live willow stakes into the shoreline, where we enjoyed seeing the thriving progress of our previous year's stakes growing. Another group planted natives while another dug out noxious blackberry, reed canary grass and also Japanese knotweed / Polygonum cuspidatum, which must be thrown away in the trash it is so virulent.
Yet another group performed a brand new task for Squad- netting young trees so as to avoid beaver damage! Everyone had a good look at the interesting chewing marks and pile of chips. We kept our eye on the oft-used osprey platform, perhaps the next time we return we will be treated with a glimpse. This former dairy-farm was donated to the City of Tukwila for recreation and restoration, it gives you a nice up-close view of Seattle's River and includes a covered picnic area as well.