Since the herons and salmon in the Duwamish River can’t speak, the people who live and work near the waterway have. It’s this collection of human voices that have come together with a vision for Seattle’s only river.
A comprehensive, community-based undertaking, the Duwamish Valley Vision Project compiles the thoughts and ideas of the river’s neighbors into a comprehensive map, detailing environmental features, neighborhood amenities, economic development, and transportation. The map’s public release occurs before the City, the County, the Port, and Boeing are expected to deliver a “Cleanup Alternatives” draft document to the EPA. The Duwamish River is listed as a Superfund site.
Along with the map, a report explaining the process will be presented on Thurs., Feb. 19, from 4-6 p.m. at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W. Marginal Way. For more info, visit http://www.duwamishcleanup.org