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A Community-Driven Cleanup: Restoring the Duwamish River

Published on in Urban Waters Learning Network

What does it mean when the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG) says that our work is driven and guided by community?  This Urban Waters Learning Network blog post delves into community prioritization, leveraging funds for projects, and more.

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Largest Green Wall in Seattle Takes Shape in Georgetown

Published on in Seattle Weekly

In October 2016, the green wall at CDL Recycle was installed in partnership with Just Health Action.  This green wall was the result of community prioritizing the need to address air pollution and identifying this location as an important site to begin taking action.  This article captures the story from identifying the issue to implementing the first step of many to address this significant community health concern.  The project culminated in a planting day on October 22, 2016 with volunteers planting plants and spreading mulch!

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KUOW looks at Air Pollution in South Park

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In the Duwamish Valley, air pollution is a significant issue – and a key priority of the communities to address.  KUOW in an article titled “‘Smell of Money’ Polluted This South Seattle Neighborhood” looked at some of the work that is underway by agencies, non-profits, and the community to reduce air pollution and resident’s exposure to it.

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DRCC receives an “Urban Waters” grant from EPA

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YOU made it happen!  We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded us with an “Urban Waters” grant to launch our Healthy River/Healthy Communities project.   This will help us make our river cleaner and our communities healthier by allowing us to prioritize, refine, and help implement recommendations related to… Read more.

With focus on toxics, Duwamish cleanup could leave other health problems unsolved

Published on in InvestigateWest

If the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency isn’t going to ensure Seattle’s Duwamish River is clean enough for needy residents to fish there for their dinner, the agency needs to ensure those people get fish some other way – even if that means supplying seafood through food banks. Or building clean urban fishing ponds. Or giving people shares in a seafood cooperative akin to a community-supported-agriculture operation.

That’s one thrust of a new report by health advocates commenting on the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for the heavily polluted Duwamish….

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