The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG) works to ensure a cleanup of the Duwamish River that is accepted by and benefits the community and protects fish, wildlife, and human health.Â In collaboration with the community, we are working towards A River for All!Â Get involved with this effort.
As the EPA-recognized Community Advisory Group for the Duwamish River Superfund site since 2001, DRCC/TAG provides the community with engagement opportunities andÂ empowers these affected communities to use their voices on all aspects related to the cleanup of the river and pollution source control.Â Â Check out the Final Cleanup Plan Community Fact Sheet for the most recent update on the cleanup of the Duwamish River. Today, DRCC/TAGâ€™s programs have expanded to address other community and environmental health concerns.
Environmental Health issues are essential to the long-term success of the cleanup of the river and the health of the communities.Â Efforts include:
Community HealthÂ efforts at DRCC/TAG are part of the Duwamish Valley Community Healthy Communities Initiative launched in 2011 to take action for a healthy community – healthy river, healthy people, healthy business districts, and more.Â In 2014, the Initiative turned into an official program.Â Currently, this includes two projects:
Community Engagement – DRCC/TAG continues to actively engage and empower the community around issues relating to the environmental health, community health, and the Superfund process. Efforts include:
- Duwamish Valley Youth Corps
- Duwamish River Festival/Festival del RÃo DuwamishÂ – August 26, 2017