By Katharine Schwab/Special to The Seattle Times
Macklemore added another cause to his list with his participation in the River For All campaign, which calls on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and local government officials to provide an adequate cleanup plan for the toxically polluted Duwamish River.
â€śThis is our cityâ€™s only river, and I want to do my part to make sure that itâ€™s safe to reside here,â€ť Macklemore said in a statement on the campaignâ€™s website, which features personal testimonials from Seattleites from a diverse group of communities. â€śI stand in solidarity with community leaders and families who have organized for years to right this injustice.â€ť
The rap star will also appear on a billboard on Highway 99 South where the highway approaches the Duwamish.
The Duwamish is one of the most toxic waste sites in the nation.