4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300 Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. An aerial view of Sodo, West Seattle, and Duwamish waterway, photographed Monday December 14, 2015. A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor. By partnering with local stakeholders like the DRCC, we are able to support existing environmental restoration work while providing culturally-relevant programs that meet the needs of the communities we serve. "The Green-Duwamish: A River System Re-Plumbed". We need to balance those interests with the health and needs of people who rely on the river for basic sustenance, cultural and spiritual sustenance, green space, blue space and recreation. The Duwamish River is an important tributary to Puget Sound, as well as one of the biggest sources of pollution into the Sound. HistoryLink.org Essay 2986; NOAA press release,"$4.6 MILLION PROJECT WILL RESTORE 16.5 ACRES OF CRITICAL AQUATIC HABITAT ALONG LOWER DUWAMISH RIVER AT SEABOARD LUMBER SITE"; Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition-History/Vision; United States Environmental Protection Agency, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group, http://www.duwamishtribe.org/culture.html, http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&file_id=8894, http://www.duwamishtribe.org/ballastisland.html, http://www.burkemuseum.org/static/waterlines/process.php, http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=2986, http://www.boeing.com/principles/environment/duwamish/history.page, http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/pr98/nov98/noaa98-r158.html, http://duwamishcleanup.org/about/history/, "Seattle's Aquatic Environments: Duwamish Estuary", "Life on the Duwamish:Rediscovering Seattle's Dirty South", "A River Lost? Opposition to this plan in both Seattl… [9] Cleanup and restoration efforts are ongoing. Drawing on resources and input from the DRCC and IslandWood partners Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Public Utilities, the team wanted to develop a program that would provide a multifaceted view of the river and its significance. [5][6], In 1895, Eugene Semple, who had earlier served as Governor of Washington Territory, outlined a plan for a series of major public works projects in the Seattle area, including the straightening and dredging of the Duwamish River, both to open up the area to commercial use and to alleviate flooding. Required fields are marked *, function googleTranslateElementInit2() {new google.translate.TranslateElement({pageLanguage: 'en',autoDisplay: false}, 'google_translate_element2');}, function GTranslateGetCurrentLang() {var keyValue = document['cookie'].match('(^|;) ?googtrans=([^;]*)(;|$)');return keyValue ? Air pollution in the Duwamish Valley is both a storm water and a human health concern. function doGTranslate(lang_pair){if(lang_pair.value)lang_pair=lang_pair.value;if(lang_pair=='')return;var lang=lang_pair.split('|')[1];if(GTranslateGetCurrentLang() == null && lang == lang_pair.split('|')[0])return;var teCombo;var sel=document.getElementsByTagName('select');for(var i=0;i