South Park Residents Step Up for a Healthier Future

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…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.

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We are hiring local talent!

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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.

Your chance to explore the Duwamish River: Kayak tour series set

Published on in West Seattle Blog

The Duwamish River, along West Seattle’s eastern border (and beyond), is in the spotlight more than ever this year. Some cleanup is under way and plans for more are in the works. A high-profile awareness campaign by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition has even brought a high-profile supporter, Seattle-based hip-hop superstar Macklemore (who wrote about it here).

But you don’t have to be a star to help the river. You can do something as simple as taking a tour.

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DRCC receives an “Urban Waters” grant from EPA

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YOU made it happen!  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.   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 Joins ‘A River for All’ Campaign

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Hip hop icon Macklemore joined Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC) and Seattle, WA civic leaders last week to launch “A River for All” 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’s 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.

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Macklemore joins group demanding Duwamish river clean-up

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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 “River for All” campaign with a new billboard on Highway 99 South where it crosses the Duwamish. It features their celebrity member, Seattle hip hop artist Macklemore.

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Macklemore on the Duwamish: My river is filthy

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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.

“This is our city’s only river, and I want to do my part to make sure that it’s safe to reside here,” Macklemore said in a statement on the campaign’s website, which features personal testimonials from Seattleites from a diverse group of communities. “I stand in solidarity with community leaders and families who have organized for years to right this injustice.”

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.

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