During the River Network’s annual River Rally conference on May 4, DRCC/TAG founder and long-timer river advocate BJ Cummings was presented with a “River Hero” Award.Â This Award is presented to recognize those who have made a “significant contribution to protecting our most vital natural resource – water.”Â DRCC/TAG staff members Alberto Rodriguez and Paulina… Read more.
On Saturday, April 18, hundreds of volunteers will roll up their sleeves and connect with each other as they keep sites up and down the Duwamish River watershed healthy and beautiful.Â This year, Duwamish Alive! is celebrating its 10th Anniversary and taking the time to honor the 1000s of volunteers who have participated over the… Read more.
In an interview with Diane Horn in her “Sustainability Matters” segment on KEXP, James talks about the history of the Duwamish River and the current work to clean it up as well as the continued efforts of ensuring it is a River for All.Â Click on the link to listen to the full interview!
On February 9, 2015, Seattle City Council unanimously passed Resolution 31567!Â By passing this resolution, Seattle City Council is taking a significant step towards a comprehensive, health protective cleanup.Â Thank you to those who voiced their support!Â And thank you to Seattle City Council for taking action!
Check out a recent episode of City Inside/Out from the Seattle Channel.Â The episode is focused on the $342 million cleanup plan released by EPA – including timeline, how clean the river will be at the end of it, and the impact on the neighborhoods of South and Georgetown. Hear the community’s and potentially responsible parties’ response to EPA’s Record of Decision – their final decision regarding the cleanup of the Duwamish River.Â The episode also includes a panel featuring James Rasmussen (DRCC/TAG), Allison Hiltner (EPA), Dave Gering (MIC of Seattle), and Dave Schuchardt (City of Seattle).
On January 23, 2015, DRCC/TAG received a Sustainability Leadership Award in the category of “Transforming Spaces” during a celebration at MOHAI.Â Other awardees in the category included Highland Park Improvement Club and Nature Consortium.
BJ Cummings, DRCC/TAG’s founder, was also honored during the evening as a Sustainable Hero.Â You can learn more about these awards here.
On December 17, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee announced the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act of 2015 at the REI Flagship store in Downtown Seattle.Â Â Â He invited local leaders to stand up front with him – as well as two of the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps!Â The Act is focused on taxing pollution and polluters – as Inslee put it in his announcement “We are going to do more than fix potholes; we’re going to fix kids’ lungs.”
Gov. Inslee had previously discussed his meeting with the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps when they presented information about air quality and asthma rates in their community.