History/Vision

History

¬†The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG (DRCC/TAG) and its partner organizations have been working since 2001 to secure a thorough cleanup of South Seattle’s lower Duwamish River. Founded by local environmental, tribal, and community organizations, the coalition has been formally recognized as the ‚ÄúCommunity Advisory Group‚ÄĚ for the Duwamish River Superfund Site. DRCC/TAG works to ensure that the Duwamish River Superfund cleanup not only restores environmental health and protects fishers and families who use the river, but also reflects the priorities, values and will of the people who live and work in the region. DRCC/TAG‚Äôs programs include guided river tours, educational forums, habitat-restoration events, river festivals, youth programs, and neighborhood activities designed to link people to the river.

 

Vision

It is the vision of DRCC/TAG that South Seattle residents will be able to crab in the river without risks to their family’s health, that endangered salmon will be able recover without PCBs or other toxic body burdens, and that the banks of the Duwamish River will be a welcoming and risk-free place for our children and their children to wade, fish and play.

A vision without a plan is just a dream, A plan without a vision is just drudgery,
But a vision with a plan can change the world.

In 2008-2009, DRCC/TAG created The Duwamish Vision with input from over 500 diverse Duwamish Valley stakeholders, who are residents, workers, and visitors, including Vietnamese, Cambodian, and Spanish-speakers, as well as children, teens, and homeless people.  The Duwamish Vision identifies future hopes, concerns, and ideas for making the River healthier for people and the environment. To learn more about the Vision program click here

Join us, and our partners from neighborhoods, businesses, schools, non-profits, governments, Tribes, and other groups, as we work to implement the ideas in the Duwamish Vision.

Contact DRCC/TAG via¬†email¬†or (206) 954-0218 for additional information about the Vision project, or if you’d like to be involved in the Vision’s implementation.