DRCC/TAG’s efforts to effectively engage the communities of South Park and Georgetown is regularly recognized by those across the nation.¬† This article provides a glimpse at our river and the central role that environmental justice and health equity take in the approach of our work.
Earlier this year, B.J. Cummings received recognition as one of River Network’s 2015 River Heroes.¬† B.J. shares a little bit about her journey to become a River Hero.
In the Duwamish Valley, air pollution is a significant issue – and a key priority of the communities to address.¬† KUOW in an article titled “‘Smell of Money’ Polluted This South Seattle Neighborhood” looked at some of the work that is underway by agencies, non-profits, and the community to reduce air pollution and resident’s exposure to it.
Inclusive, diverse, and equitable river conservation efforts is at the base of what the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition.¬† Alberto J. Rodr√≠guez recently shared with the River Network’s River Voices Newsletter a bit more about what this looks like in practice.
DRCC/TAG learned that Seattle’s Waste Management Company had plans to transport hazardous waste dredged from Bellingham Bay at temporary facility on the Duwamish River.¬† This facility has already been cited for numerous violations.¬† Waste Management plans to to accept the contaminated sediments as soon as Tuesday, September 8, 2015.¬† The material is being offloaded without… Read more.
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.¬† This Award is presented to recognize those who have made a “significant contribution to protecting our most vital natural resource – water.”¬† 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.¬† 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.