Waste from industry is being dredged up from the Lower Duwamish Waterway, dumped on barges, then onto rail cars, then moved to a disposal site in Klickitat County. By 2015, enough muck will have been hauled away to fill nearly 95 Olympic-size swimming pools
The Seattle times published DRCC’s letter in response to the Seattle Waterfront project. To see DRCC’s letter click here To view the original article click here
Talk to community organizers from the South Bronx and Seattleâ€™s Duwamish River Valley and youâ€™ll learn environmental justice isnâ€™t just about public health impacts and toxic exposure, but about equity â€“ quality of life, feeling good about where you live, good jobs and affordable housing. In this feature set in the Duwamish Valley, where cleanup and revitalization are underway, we talk with local organizers and Majora Carter, a nationally recognized urban revitalization expert, who became known for her work in the South Bronx.
From New York’s South Bronx to Seattle’s South Park, urban revitalization strategist Majora Carter talks about environmental justice, sustainability, and revitalizing our communities.
While the banks of theÂ DuwamishÂ are intermingled with industry and a few parks, it`s also rich in history. Producer Feliks Banel shares his exploration of theÂ DuwamishÂ River featuring DRCC’s Coordinator James Rasmussen.
The decision facing us on Seattleâ€™s hometown river has the potential to be transformational. Now that cleanup is beginning, will we choose an approach that benefits just some, or all of the riverâ€™s communities?
Sustainable West Seattle presenting ‘A Vision for the Duwamish River – Community, Restoration, and Conservation’
The Duwamish is Seattleâ€™s only river and the five-mile stretch running through Seattle is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a federal Superfund site. The Duwamish is one of the most contaminated rivers in the country from years of industrial pollution as well as wastewater and storm-water runoff. Efforts are underway by many groups and agencies to clean up the river and restore the river ecosystem.