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KUOW interviews DRCC/TAGs James Rasmussen

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People in Seattle might be wondering, with all the cuts coming from Trump’s EPA, what’s going to happen to our Duwamish?

“We have not seen a slowdown at all here,” James Rasmussen said while sitting on a log in a tiny park along the mostly industrial river. He’s head of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition and a member of the Duwamish tribe.

“We’re actually kind of ahead of schedule,” he said, estimating that nearly half the pollution in the five-mile stretch of river covered by the Superfund site has been removed.

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A Community-Driven Cleanup: Restoring the Duwamish River

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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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The Importance of the Community’s Voice

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There are just SEVEN DAYS left to donate to the Restore the Flow campaign!  Every donation – from $5 to $501 – is a big step towards reaching our $20,000 goal!  There are some great ways to connect with DRCC/TAG staff and coalition.  Check them out! There is a bonus, tasty way to give on… Read more.

Empowering Community Voices in the Environmental Movement

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  Everyone’s voice and vision needs to be an active part of environmental decisions – especially the voice of those that are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation. Recently, the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG) engaged community groups in South Park as part our role on the Equity & Environment Initiative’s Community Partner Steering… Read more.

Thoughts about Our Work from Chief Sealth’s Descendent

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On April 12, the Green-Duwamish River was named one of the top 10 most endangered rivers in the nation by American Rivers. We are working hard to ensure that the community is at the center of the efforts to restore this river – but we need your help to continue this important work! There are less… Read more.

A Community Testimony about Restoring the Flow

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We just exceeded $10,000 in our Restore the Flow campaign – we are over halfway there! Thank you to each individual who is partnering with us through this campaign to ensure that the community is central to the future of the cleanup of the Duwamish River.  Donate today to help us reach our goal before… Read more.

Why is Restoring the Flow important to our Board Chair?

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Help us Restore the Flow by May 3, 2016!  DRCC/TAG’s core work of meaningfully engaging people in the cleanup of the Duwamish River took a significant hit with the elimination of a key source of funding last week.  We are asking your support to raise $20,000 by May 3 to begin addressing this gap in… Read more.