Codiga Park, 50th Place South, Tukwila, WA 98178
Owner: City of Tukwila
Join EarthCorps and the City of Tukwila as we continue to restore the Codiga Park natural area on the Duwamish River. This former dairy farm is now partially a Tukwila Park and partially a restored tidal wetland that provides shelter and food for wildlife like ospreys, great blue herons, bald eagles and juvenile salmon.
Volunteers should expect to perform restoration site maintenance, remove invasive plant species and plant native trees, shrubs and groundcover. The new channel was planted with native vegetation that thrived. The shoreline of the river, however, remained dominated by invasive Himalayan blackberry and Japanese knotweed. Since 2008, the riverbank has been cleared of invasive weeds and planted with native species in phases. EarthCorps’ Sound Stewards monitor and maintain Codiga monthly to promote healthy native plants. Work alongside Sound Stewards to ensure the success of the Codiga Park restoration site.
- Blue Herons can be seen at low tide feeding on fish at the banks edge,
- Bald Eagles can occasionally be seen overhead and in the trees.
- Ospray nest just up river from the site and can be seen over the site.
- Salmon in their juvenile stage rest in the channel during their spring journey to Puget Sound, while as adults they can be seen returning in September through January.
- Depending on the time of year, many other bird species can be seen as well.