Sound of the Duwamish Blog

John Beal Legacy – Hero of the Duwamish by Stephen Miller

2019-09-05T00:07:57+00:00September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This is the story of how one person can make a substantial difference in their community.  John Beal, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who suffered physical injuries and severe psychological harm while serving in Vietnam, but later found a purpose in life restoring pollution-damaged Hamm Creek and fighting for the restoration of the Duwamish River, both [...]

Hero for a Day 2011: Rescuing a Seattle River

2019-09-05T00:07:57+00:00November 17th, 2016|

Hundreds of volunteers help revitalize and restore the Duwamish River, which runs through Seattle on its way to Puget Sound and is home to four species of salmon. For more information click here. From Field and Stream – “The way we see it, anyone can be a hero to fish and game or its habitat. Any [...]

Duwamish Hill Preserve – A Love Story February 9, 2012

2019-09-05T00:07:57+00:00November 17th, 2016|

by Hays Swinney Five years ago, when I started at Forterra (formerly Cascade Land Conservancy), Pieter Bohen, then Stewardship Director, was excited to show me one of the properties I would soon become intimately involved with, the Duwamish Hill Preserve. He described it to me, with unwavering enthusiasm, as an 8.5-acre preserve on the Duwamish River, [...]

The Power of Eco-Therapy with Veterans

2019-09-05T00:07:57+00:00November 17th, 2016|

by Jeremy Grisham I can only define eco-therapy and what it means to me, by the impact it has had on my life.  When I realized what it is, then it became a tool and today I use that tool as a method with which I work to manage life with PTSD, depression—and everything in life [...]

Youth Leadership on the Duwamish April 9, 2014

2019-09-05T00:07:57+00:00November 17th, 2016|

Last Fall, EarthCorps volunteer and Eagle Scout, Dillon Killroy, took part in the October DA! event.  Here's what he had to say. I chose to work with Earth Corps because they are a local organization that works to restore sites with in the area. This is the kind of project I had wanted to do, something [...]

Tree Planting Event at Fenster Park in Auburn

2019-09-05T00:07:57+00:00October 6th, 2016|

Please join the City of Auburn, the Veterans Conservation Corps, the Washington Conservation Corps and a score of other volunteers to help plant over 7000 trees, in a bid to restore Fenster Park to a more native setting. Volunteer for the Fenster Nature Park Fall Planting project on Saturday, October 11  Register now to volunteer!Auburn’s Fenster Nature [...]

Go to Top