Archive for the ‘South park Community’ Category

8th Ave Trail Unveiling

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You are invited to join the South Park community for the unveiling of the 8th Avenue Biking and Walking Trail! The day will include bicycle decorating hosted by South Park Arts at Concord Elementary, a Mariachi lead procession, and a free book giveaway! Learn more: Trail Unveiling Flyer! Funding for this project is through the… Read more.

Skate park improvement party with Duwamish Valley Youth Corps

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Our DRCC Youth Corps Program has been doing some great work in the community from cleaning the 8th ave trial, working on raingardens, community gardens, Marra farm and more! This Saturday, they will be working on the skate park and are inviting a work party this Saturday to help clean up and plant some trees !… Read more.

South Park Residents Step Up for a Healthier Future

Published on in Seattle Parks Foundation

…What Toca wishes for is an outdoor space that is attractive to children and, above all, safe.

What brought them out on this June evening was a neighborhood walking tour and gathering at Duwamish Waterway Park to celebrate the completion of the South Park Green Space Vision Plan, a citizen-led effort to revitalize the neighborhood, including the heavily polluted western shore of the Duwamish River.

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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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South Park faces long sewer project after bridge construction

Published on in The Seattle Times

Seattle Public Utilities plans an $8 million drainage-improvement project in South Park to double the size of the pipes along several blocks of 14th Avenue South and South Donovan Street. But the utility says it can’t start construction until mid-2014, just months after a new South Park Bridge is scheduled to open.

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