April 22 is Earth Day, a day designed broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to protect the Earth for future generations. According to the Earth Day Network, some ways you can participate include planting a tree, making a pledge to stop using single-use plastic or eating less meat.
At Metamorphic, we have redirected over 22 metric tons of old sail, tarpaulin and climbing rope from the landfill and repurposed them into useful bags and accessories. We also donate 1% of our sales to protect local waterways. Our 2016-2017 partners are the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance.
But this year, we are doing even more! We are partnering with the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and the Duwamish Alive Coalition to help restore the habitat of the Duwamish River. On April 22nd, you can find us in the water, clearing trash from the river, and alongside the river’s edge restoring natural habitats. More volunteers are always needed so click here for more information.
A little more information about the current focus of Duwamish Alive!
This year DuwamishAlive! is focused on watershed restoration efforts along Longfellow Creek in West Seattle from its headwaters at Roxhill Bog, to Brandon Street Natural Area through to Pigeon Point Park. Longfellow Creek is Seattle’s second largest salmon-bearing creek flowing directly into the Duwamish River. Each year 60-100% of salmon in Longfellow Creek die before they get the chance to spawn due to pollution from heavy stormwater runoff and threatened habitat. Our goal is to improve the water quality within the Longfellow Creek watershed by establishing natural stormwater systems throughout critical areas and improving the native habitat.