North Wind’s Weir, 2914 South 112th St. Tukwila, WA 98168
Owner: City of Tukwila
North Wind’s Weir is a 2.5 acre site which use to house derelict vehicles and old pallets. With a collaborative effort between agencies, municipalities and non-profit organizations this site has become a model of successful habitat restoration. It’s located at the critical transition zone of salt and freshwater mixing that is especially important to threatened salmon in the Green-Duwamish River watershed. Young salmon coming from higher in the Green-Duwamish River will feed, hide from predators and high river flows, and get used to salt water in the shallow waters of the project. Trees, shrubs and marsh plants will host insects that feed the young fish as they prepare for their lives in salt water.