The EPA is teaming up with the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition to help homeowners clean up the air indoors.
“This area of South Park and Georgetown have some of the worst air quality anywhere in the city. Also higher rates of asthma (than) anywhere in the city,” said James Rasmussen, coordinator for the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition.
He said back in July the nonprofit entered into a cooperative agreement with the federal agency, which contributed $120,000 for the cause.
The money will go toward in-home air quality assessments for residents primarily in South Park and Georgetown.
…What Toca wishes for is an outdoor space that is attractive to children and, above all, safe.
What brought them out on this June evening was a neighborhood walking tour and gathering at Duwamish Waterway Park to celebrate the completion of the South Park Green Space Vision Plan, a citizen-led effort to revitalize the neighborhood, including the heavily polluted western shore of the Duwamish River.
Friends, partners, and supporters: We are hiring for two one more position, please take a look at the attached job description (PDF file): Program Logistics and Events Coordinator Duwamish Valley Youth Corps Coordinator (this position has been filled, thank you all who applied!) Residents of the Duwamish Valley are strongly encouraged to apply. DRCC/TAG provides… Read more.
YOU made it happen!Ā We are pleased to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded us with an “Urban Waters” grant to launch our Healthy River/Healthy Communities project.Ā Ā This will help us make our river cleaner and our communities healthier by allowing us to prioritize, refine, and help implement recommendations related to… Read more.
Hip hop icon Macklemore joined Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC) and Seattle, WA civic leaders last week to launch āA River for Allā 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 Seattleās 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.