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A Vision for the Duwamish River – Community, Restoration and Conservation, a presentation from Sustainable West Seattle is coming to C&P Coffee on Oct. 21 from 7 to 9pm.

Sustainable West Seattle presenting 'A Vision for the Duwamish River - Community, Restoration, and Conservation'

information from Sustainable West Seattle

Join Sustainable West Seattle for an evening exploring A Vision for the Duwamish River – Community, Restoration and Conservation at C & P Coffee on October 21st from 7 to 9 PM.

The Duwamish is Seattle’s only river and the five-mile stretch running through Seattle is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as a federal Superfund site. The Duwamish is one of the most contaminated rivers in the country from years of industrial pollution as well as wastewater and storm-water runoff. Efforts are underway by many groups and agencies to clean up the river and restore the river ecosystem.

Speakers from several organizations will discuss the challenges and ongoing actions to clean up the river along with ways to get involved with these efforts.

Laura James will MC the evening and we’ll have several participants including James Rasmussen and BJ Cummings from the Duwamish River Clean Coalition, Kevin Burrell with the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle and from King County a member from the WRIA 9 Salmon Habitat Recovery Team. Learn about the community’s vision for the restoration of the Duwamish River.

Food and beverages are available at C & P Coffee and SWS will provide some healthy snacks for the evening.

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