Community Cleanup Events

Want to address legacy debris in your community? Want to do something to help protect salmon from toxic tire pollution? You’ve come to the right place. Register for an event and join us on the river.

All events are free and open to the public. Spanish, Vietnamese, and Somali translation services may be available upon request.

Do you have a question that you don’t see answered below? Do you have specific access needs? Contact us today!

10am – 4pm
Heron’s Nest Outdoor Center

This day camp experience will feature hands-on activities and guest speakers to facilitate learning around salmon physiology, community science methods, stormwater runoff, and green stormwater infrastructure. Activities are built with all ages in mind, and everyone is welcome. Adults are encouraged to attend with the youth in their lives and learn together.

Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Ramada by Wyndham Tukwila Southcenter

Sunday: 10am – 2pm
Baker Commodities Site

This kayak and boat-supported clean up will work to clean up legacy debris in the river at the Baker Commodities Site in Tukwila. We’ll meet on Day 1 at about 9:00 AM and kayak downriver 2.6 miles to the cleanup site, removing surface debris during the low tide period (prepare to get muddy and messy!). Our take-out and debris removal location will be around the bend. On Day 2, we’ll meet at about 10:00 AM at the Baker Commodities Site to finish the removal of any remaining surface debris, and float downstream 1.5 miles to our take-out at Codiga Park.

12 – 5pm
Duwamish People’s Park

An annual celebration of the Duwamish River, hosted by Duwamish River Community Coalition. Enjoy free food, music, entertainment, information, raffles and much more! Come visit Puget Soundkeeper’s table and join River Access Paddle Program for two river cleanups: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM and 3:00 PM–4:30 PM. Time on the water will be about 60 minutes–1.5 hours total.

10am – 4pm
Heron’s Nest Outdoor Center

This day camp experience will feature hands-on activities and guest speakers to facilitate learning around salmon physiology, community science methods, stormwater runoff, and green stormwater infrastructure. Activities are built with all ages in mind, and everyone is welcome. Adults are encouraged to attend with the youth in their lives and learn together.

Saturday: 8am – 12pm
Codiga Park

Sunday: 9am – 1pm
Codiga Park

This kayak and boat-supported cleanup will work to clean up legacy debris in the river at a section of river near 50th Place South in Tukwila. We’ll meet on at 9:00 AM on Day 1 and kayak approximately .25 miles downriver to the cleanup site, where we will remove surface debris during low tide (prepare to get muddy and messy!). Our take-out and debris removal location will be at Codiga Park. On Day 2, we’ll meet at 10:00 AM at Codiga Park to finish the removal of any remaining surface debris, and float downstream 1.6 miles to our take-out at Duwamish Gardens Park.

Saturday: 8am – 12pm
TBD

Sunday: 9am – 1pm
TBD

This date is reserved for an extra cleanup day or make-up dates if any of the proceeding kayak cleanups are canceled.

10am – 2pm
Herring House Park/He’apus Village Park

Duwamish Alive! is an annual in-person and on-water kayak community cleanup event. We will host two cleanup sessions from 10:30 AM–12:00 PM & 12:30–2:00 PM, visiting the areas around the He?apus Village site, Kellogg Island, and ecological restoration sites in the area. Time on the water will be about 60 minutes–1.5 hours total. This event is in partnership with the River Access Paddle Program and the Duwamish Alive Coalition.


12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Herring House Park/He’apus Village Park

Duwamish Alive! is an annual in-person and on-water kayak community cleanup event. We will host a kayak cleanup from 12:30-2pm, visiting the areas around the He?apus Village site, Kellogg Island, and ecological restoration sites in the area. Time on the water will be about 60 minutes-1.5 hours overall.

This event is in partnership with the River Access Paddle Project and the Duwamish Alive Coalition.