The Duwamish River, once the hub of Seattle’s industrial prosperity, is now a superfund site which has captured the hearts of the neighboring community. Although the Suquamish Tribe currently hold and use fishing rights to the river, most locals refuse to take fish from the Duwamish due to the historic levels of hazardous pollutants such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), oil, mercury, lead, (and other heavy metals), dioxin, pesticides, arsenic, and even raw sewage. For all the prosperity brought upon Seattle by this waterway, the “thanks” given back by big-business has been years of abuse and disrespect.
Twice a year, hundreds of volunteers clean up debris and re-plant native species of plants along the areas surrounding the Green River/Duwamish waterway. We’re proud to help with restoring the natural habitat of the Duwamish so that future generations of animals and humans can enjoy it’s magnificence! Thanks to everyone who took part in the cleanup. Together, we can return our precious river to it’s former beauty!