Archive for the ‘Habitat Restoration’ Category

Boeing agrees to restore Duwamish fish, bird habitat

Published on in The Seattle Times

Boeing will restore fish habitat along the Duwamish Waterway and pay $2 million to settle allegations that decades of airplane manufacturing helped pollute the waterway with oil and other toxic substances.

The settlement was filed Tuesday in federal court in Seattle. Boeing agreed to undertake two habitat-restoration projects to benefit salmon and other fish and birds.

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Duwamish Alive! 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

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Earth Day #40 and the place is Seattle’s hidden river, the Duwamish. Salmon used to run a mile deep in acres of tidal marshes here. Things have changed since that time, the river’s been tamed and contaminated by industry. But determined environmentalists are working to turn the tide. 15 acres of habitat at 13 sites have been restored. The EPA is pushing industry and municipalities to clean up the site – soon. Martha Baskin brings us to the river where kayakers and others are taking things into their own hands.

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Seattle Channel’s CityStream

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On this edition of CityStream, cleaning up the Duwamish River is a daunting task, but one man is making it his personal mission. Then, Reverend Samuel McKinney reflects on Martin Luther King Junior`s controversial 1961 Seattle visit. Plus, it`s a mentoring program that has young girls running. How Girls on the Run builds strength, confidence and friendships

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State must move forward to clean up the Duwamish River

Published on in The Seattle Times

Seattle’s only river flows through the South Seattle neighborhoods of Georgetown and South Park. The lower five-mile stretch was designated a Superfund site in 2001, meaning it’s on the federal government’s list of the most toxic places in the nation. The waters of the lower Duwamish contain unsafe levels of arsenic, PCBs, dioxins and even raw sewage

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