Â Thank you for joining us for Duwamish Alive!
Thank you to everyone who came out for Duwamish Alive! on April 18!Â 50 volunteers at T-107 joined with over 1000 volunteers for the 10th Anniversary at 11 sites throughout the Duwamish River Watershed to keep these spaces beautiful and healthy for people, wildlife, and our River.Â Learn more about the day here.
The people have spoken!
The tally is in. EPA received over 2,300 comment letters in 10 languages, overwhelmingly in support of a stronger cleanup that will protect the river’s diverse communities of residents, fishers, tribes, workers, and recreational users, as well as its fish and wildlife and our public investment in cleanup. The City of Seattle and King County received another 43,000+ letters from around the county calling for a true cleanup that permanently removes toxic waste.
Get involved to make sure our voices continue to be heard!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the Lower Duwamish River â€“ a five-mile stretch through South Seattle â€“ as a federalÂ SuperfundÂ site in 2001. The Superfund List is a roster of the most contaminated sites in the country. To see comments on EPA’s proposed cleanup plan and further Superfund information visit our Superfund site page.
Find how you can get involved to help ensure that the Duwamish will be A River for All here!
DRCC/TAG has launched theÂ Duwamish Valley Healthy Communities Initiative,Â and continues to track three major policy issues related to the river cleanup: