Everybody hurts in an economic downturn, but leaders from business, labor and environmental communities have found efforts where they agree, while continuing to disagree on other issues. Here’s what they came up with in a three-day meeting hosted by the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce
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For more than a century, Seattle’s Duwamish River has supported dozens of heavy industrial businesses. That’s boosted the economy, but left a legacy of poisoned water and land. Now, the Seattle City Council is looking at a vision of an industrial future that’s cleaner and greener.
You can go for a gorgeous ramble along the St. Charles River in Quebec City and get lost in thoughts of how Seattle might pull off something similar.
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition head BJ Cummings unveiled her organizationâ€™s final â€śvisionâ€ť map to dignitaries and press on the river she hopes to clean. Seattle City Councilmember Richard Conlin, and Port Commission President John Creighton spoke.
Just back from a media-geared boat tour along the South Park stretch of the Duwamish River with BJ Cummings of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, immediately after her group released its report on a year-in-the-making community-created vision of the Duwamishâ€™s future. The â€śvisionâ€ť â€“ she was careful to caution, itâ€™s a vision, not yet a plan â€“ covers the West Seattle side of the Duwamish Valley as well, and we have maps, drawings, and video to show you; weâ€™ll be adding them to this report over the next hour-plus
At a cove on the Duwamish River heavily polluted by cancer-promoting PCBs, envision instead a kayak rental shop, a fish market and a water taxiÂ stop.
At the site of the old Malarkey asphalt plant — tainted not only by PCBs, but also by dioxins — picture a park cuddling small water channels where young salmon safely rest on their journey toÂ sea
Nearly 200 people gathered recently to participate in the culmination of the 6-month “Vision Project,” headed by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition that presented a vision of a clean Duwamish Valley