…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!Â 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.Â Â 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 âA River for Allâ 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 Seattleâs 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.
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.
âThis is our cityâs only river, and I want to do my part to make sure that itâs safe to reside here,â Macklemore said in a statement on the campaignâs website, which features personal testimonials from Seattleites from a diverse group of communities. âI stand in solidarity with community leaders and families who have organized for years to right this injustice.â
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.