Boeing digs up past to preserve future of Duwamish River

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Boeing built an empire on the banks of the Duwamish River and now it’s trying to return some of the favor. Workers on Friday rolled out mats of native grasses and anchored them along banks that were once covered with fortifying boulders and invasive species like blackberries. It’s part of what Boeing calls the largest planned wildlife habitat restoration project on the waterway. The rehab project is taking place near the now removed Plant Two where Boeing built the B-17 that helped win World War II. Acres of shoreline that was reinforced with boulders to support and protect the company were cleared of manmade structures. Gary Chittim reports

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