Duwamish River Festival 2011 Report

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Last year’s festival brought great entertainment, river tours, and important cleanup information to South Park. Just a few highlights from the sunny, summer festival

  • Over 1,200 people attended the festival and learned, shared stories and celebrated the ongoing cleanup of the Duwamish River.
  • Walkers, bikers, and kayakers accompanied by the Blue Heron native canoe arrived at the River Festival in “Seattle style.”
  • Mayor McGinn attended the event, handed out raffle prizes, and talked about the need for a thorough cleanup of the Duwamish River to protect our health and our children.  Let’s make it happen, Mr. Mayor!
  • 1,000 free (and delicious!) tamales and hot dogs were devoured in record time.
  • Two stages with dozens of musicians and dancers representing the diverse and rich cultures of the Duwamish Valley performed for happy crowds.
  • Over 40 community groups, businesses, non-profits, clubs, tribes and local, regional and federal agencies had interactive and educational booths about the river cleanup and community health.
  • An Eddyline Sandpiper Kayak was raffled, courtesy of Mountains to Sound Outfitters, Alki Kayak Tours and Eddyline Kayaks. 100% of the proceeds go to supporting our ongoing education and outreach programs.

Check out some pictures of the event here.


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