Lewis B. Mumford Award (2015)

DRCC/TAG received the Lewis B. Mumford Award in the Environment category from the Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility.  The Award recognizes DRCC/TAG for collaborative, synthetic initiatives that regenerate ecologies and communities.

River Hero (2015)

BJ Cummings received national recognition as 2015 River Network “River Hero” for her accomplishments and leadership on the Duwamish River, which includes founding and leading DRCC/TAG.

Read more at River Network’s website

Transforming Spaces award (2015)

We received the “Transforming Spaces” award from Sustainable Seattle, highlighting our work in building healthier, vibrant communities in South Seattle. The award was shared with the Highland Park Improvement Club and the Nature Consortium.

Read more at Sustainable Seattle’s website

Sustainable Hero award (2015)

BJ Cummings, our founder, received the “Sustainable Hero” award from Sustainable Seattle for her leadership in empowering residents to bring their voices to the table in the “River for All” campaign, building EPA and government support for cleanup of the superfund site.

Read more at Sustainable Seattle’s website

E3 Washington Green Apple Award Winners (2013)

DRCC/TAG has received the E3 green apple award under the category  Nonprofit/Community Organization which recognizes a nonprofit or community organization (or program within the organization) that provides exemplary environmental and sustainability education programs and services.

WA Green apple Award

“The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC) is leading meetings to involve the community in cleanup up the Duwamish River. They are pushing to have 8 meetings instead of the usual one. The meetings are in the community and in several languages. One is so innovative that it is being held in a volleyball sand gym with a model of the river built in the sand. DRCC has worked with Concord Elementary students to bring awareness of the river and its ecosystem and to troubleshoot a local air quality problem. Additionally, Paulina Lopez has worked with a group of older students to survey the area and determine the recreational needs. A map and plan was created that is being used by Seattle Parks for its planning”

Read more at the Washington E3 website

Unsung Hero Award (2013)

Alberto, our Program Manager, is on the go!  He received South Park’s Unsung Hero Award in January and has been recently Through 6the Power of 10 Campaign, Sustainable Path Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary by honoring 10 outstanding individuals who have made a positive impact on the health of our region. The idea behind this program is to recognize 10 inspirational individuals that have quietly made an impact on the health of our region and to put $10,000 to work in our community.  As part of this honor, every recipient is asked to identify a nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 donation from Sustainable Path Foundation.  Alberto chose the South Park Information and Resource Center (SPIARC) for the work they do with the Latino community in Seattle.

Read more about Alberto’s nomination here.

Pass-it-Forward Award (2013)

The pass it forward campaign honors 10 outstanding individual and donate $1,000 to the nonprofit of that person’s choice, and he or she will select the next recipient. In 2013, Alberto was selected as one of recipients of this award “because of his exceptional qualities as an ambassador for the environment and as one of the next generation of leaders for the environmental movement.”

Read more about Alberto’s award here.

King County Green Globe Awards (2011)


5655609320_188daf1b02_mKing County’s most prestigious environmental awards were presented on Earth Day at Westlake Center. Winners were leaders in environmental stewardship working to protect the environment, manage natural resources and foster community involvement. From DRCC/TAG, BJ Cummings, was awarded the recipient of the award in the category of leadership Environmental activism.

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Association of King County Historical Associations (2009)



The Green-Duwamish Watershed map won the 2009 Association of King County Historical Associations (AKCHO) under the category Exhibits
Award. The map also serves to illustrate the “current conditions” of the watershed. The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition hosted a ‘future visioning’ workshop series, with workshops in Georgetown, West Seattle, South Park and other locations, resulting in a future Vision Map, released to the public in February 2009. The Vision Map has been used to guide the ongoing Superfund cleanup of the Duwamish, to make sure that the cleanup is aligned with the future goals and needs of the community.

To learn more about the Green-Duwamish Watershed map and order a copy click here


Clearwater Award winner (2009)

DuwamishSimsonSeattle’s Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition was named the 2009 Clearwater Award winner by the URBAN
WATERFRONTS 27: Sustainable Solutions, an annual international conference on waterfront planning,
development and culture.

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