Learn more about the Duwamish Alive Coalition and the difference our work is making.

We're Friendly, Dedicated and Passionate

Duwamish Alive collaborates with community, municipalities, non-profits and businesses within the Duwamish River Watershed to preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife, towards improving the health of the Puget Sound. Click here to learn more.


The Duwamish is made up of a collection of habitat-rich sites. Come explore this amazing area.

Explore and Learn

The Duwamish River is a working waterfront that is also a fishing and recreational resource.
Learn more by visiting the Duwamish Sites

Get Involved

Join other community members in helping to restore the great Duwamish.

So Many Worthwhile Events

If you’re excited about volunteering we’ve got lots of events for you to match your skill set to!

Visit our Calendar to see current events.



Upcoming Events

Orca Action Month – Learn about our orcas and what you can do to help!

Did you know that orcas are highly intelligent, highly adaptable and live in strong family groups called pods. These pods are made up of related mothers and their descendants, known as matrilines. A male orca will stay with its mother for life, while daughters may spend time away after having calves of their own.  Orcas are extremely fast swimmers and have been recorded at speeds of up to 54kph! Our Southern Resident Orca pod lives mainly in the Puget Sound area and rely on local salmon for its diet, and clean, quiet water for its health.  Why quiet water — orcas have amazing communication skills and use eco-location for finding fish, all based on sound.  Loud motor and aircraft noise can impair orca ability to communicate with each other and find food.

 Find out what you can do to help at ORCA ACTIONS 

Discover the Green-Duwamish – Take the Journey

The Green-Duwamish Watershed is one of the most interesting places to explore, grounding us with a sense of place.  Take the journey visiting interesting  locations that tell the unique story of this area, its geology, history, ecology, and its peoples over time.   Walk on land that held a 3,000 year old Duwamish Village then visit a Longhouse, experience salmon returning to their home to spawn along with other wildlife,  visit innovative projects addressing our environmental challenges, stand on a rock cropping older than Mt. Rainier and the area that made Seattle and this region what it is today.

Download your guidebook for journey information on locations, fun activities, an eco-pledge raffle, and to experience our river in a new and deeper way.   All locations offer easy walking, most are ada accessible.  This is a great activity to complement classroom learning.  Remember to take something to write with and extra paper.  The leaf activity requires thin paper, a crayon and your imagination – be inspired!

(The guidebook is formatted for 5 sheets, both sides of 8.5 x 11 paper and can be printed in either color or black & white.  The booklet is designed to fold in half so each page is a half sheet of 5.5 x 8.5.  If your printer offers the option of “flipping” of the page, choose “short end”.)

Download your    2021 Green Duwamish Journey Guide Book Spring

To help with online learning, Nature Vision is offering free, at home study packets for grades K – 12 which complement the Green-Duwamish Journey experience and align with grade appropriate curriculum covering:  Ecological Impacts, Water Quality, Human Systems, Invasive Plants, Ecosystems, Watersheds, and Humans & Water. Each packet includes both a teacher and parent/caregiver overview and daily student science lessons which connect to our watershed’s and community’s health.  To download:

 Free     Nature Vision Student Packets (K – 12)

We hope you and your friends and families are well and safe as we slowly emerge from our shelter-in-place life.   Duwamish Alive is about bringing together community and connecting with nature, but also stewardship.  The challenges of restoring the health of the Duwamish River has taught us that with consistency of care and effort over time, we can heal our river’s wounds.  The river is resilient, as are we with the same effort of care.  Our partners are  adapting to our new normal of life with Covid-19 which follow the state’s  Safe Start phase plan with smaller work parties planned, virtual experiences and education opportunities, and ways individuals can help with their work. Our utmost concern is with the health of our community members.

We are celebrating Duwamish Alive!  this spring with a self guided Green-Duwamish  Journey, We encourage you to experience it with family and friends while following the Covid safety protocols while on your journey, look for opportunities to help the environment.  We are all stewards of the land and waters.

Stay well and safe.

Volunteer in making your community and natural spaces healthier!