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Hip hop icon Macklemore joined Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC) and Seattle, WA civic leaders last week to launch ‚ÄúA River for All‚ÄĚ campaign to ensure a clean and healthy Duwamish River.
DRCC, Puget Soundkeeper and a growing list of civic leaders insist a stronger cleanup plan is needed to protect communities and restore Seattle‚Äôs only river. The current plan, favored by city and county officials, would leave dangerous levels of toxic chemicals like arsenic and PCBs, posing health risks to people, wildlife and the entire Puget Sound food web. Experts agree more needs to be done.
SEATTLE – A newly formed group of community leaders who say they represent residents, Tribes, workers, fishing families and others, is demanding a better cleanup plan for the Duwamish River.
The group kicked off its ‚ÄúRiver for All‚ÄĚ campaign with a new billboard on Highway 99 South where it crosses the Duwamish. It features their celebrity member, Seattle hip hop artist Macklemore.
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.
‚ÄúThis is our city‚Äôs only river, and I want to do my part to make sure that it‚Äôs safe to reside here,‚ÄĚ Macklemore said in a statement on the campaign‚Äôs website, which features personal testimonials from Seattleites from a diverse group of communities. ‚ÄúI stand in solidarity with community leaders and families who have organized for years to right this injustice.‚ÄĚ
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.
Just call him Captain Planet. Native Seattleite Macklemore has pitched in to help clean up the city‚Äôs extremely polluted river, The Duwamish, and he‚Äôs doing so with a big ol‚Äô billboard.
‚ÄúWe are Seattle,‚ÄĚ the always hometown-proud rapper wrote on his website. ‚ÄúNo bridge, boundaries or invisible man-made lines divide us. This is our home, our people and our community. This is our city‚Äôs only river, and I want to do my part to make sure that it‚Äôs safe for all that reside here. I stand in solidarity with community leaders and families who have organized for years to right this injustice.‚ÄĚ
Rapper MACKLEMORE is going green in support of a new campaign to clean up the Duwamish River in Washington.
The river runs through the star’s native Seattle and he is fronting a new drive to help protect the water source from pollution.
The River for All scheme urges local officials to clean up the Duwamish after it was listed as one of the most toxic sites in the U.S
Even if you’re tired of hearing his songs on the radio every day, you gotta admit that Macklemore is a pretty good dude. He loves this city and it’s always cool to see Seattleites making headlines. Ben aka Macklemore has recently joined the “A River For All” campaign to try and clean up the Duwamish River. If you’d like to help click here for more info and be sure to read Macklemore’s blog post about the cause.