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Fly over the Duwamish River in this video and see King County’s major facilities and services. Maybe you can spot your home or business! King County is your neighbor in the lower Duwamish area and we’re working hard to protect the environment, jobs and people through restoration, wastewater services, transportation and public health. For all of us who live or work there – it’s Our Duwamish. (Video also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.)

Fact Sheet: Lower Duwamish Waterway Cleanup – Transportation and Emissions Studies (pdf), June 2014

Memo: Analysis of Transport Alternatives for Lower Duwamish Cleanup (pdf), January 14, 2014 


Our Duwamish in the news

South Park Bridge Opening June 30, Seattle Times, June 4, 2014

Project to help protect public health, water quality in the Lower Duwamish River (King County News Release)

New year, new bridge, new beginning for South Park, KING-5 News, Dec. 31, 2013

Editorial: Cleaning the Duwamish to a reasonable standard, Seattle Times, Sept. 30, 2013

The Duwamish River's Deadly Catches, Seattle Weekly, Sept. 11, 2013

Five projects earn King County Green Grants, King County press release, Sept. 6, 2013 

Federal Partnership aims to improve Green-Duwamish watershed, KPLU, Sept. 5, 2013

Pink salmon light up Labor Day along Duwamish, King-5 News, Sept. 2, 2013

Commitment to excellence earns honors for King County treatment plants, King County press release, Aug. 1, 2013

Researchers: Could Portland Harbor clean-up actually yield more pollutants? Sustainable Business Oregon, July 10, 2013

South Park roadside natural drainage project part of RainWise community celebration, June 7, 2013

Fast Facts: King County supports Superfund cleanup, May 29, 2013

Grants to help in cleanup of Duwamish Waterway, Tukwila Reporter, May 17, 2013

Time to Speak is Now on $305M Duwamish Cleanup Plan, OPB, May 14, 2013

Applications for Lower Duwamish Green Grants accepted through June 7, May 1, 2013

Study finds life is shorter for some in the 98108 ZIP code, Seattle Times, March 27, 2013

Where you live in Seattle may affect how long you live, KING-5 News, March 27, 2013 

Editorial: Historic pollution, epic cleanup on the Lower Duwamish, March 15, 2013, Seattle Times

EPA's Price Tag for Duwamish Cleanup Exceeds $300M, Feb. 28, 2013, KUOW

EPA proposes $305 M cleanup for Lower Duwamish, Feb. 28, 2013, Puget Sound Business Journal

Sounders help Nature Consortium with their goal: West Duwamish greenbelt restoration, Feb. 8, 2013, West Seattle Blog

Digging up the Duwamish's past, Feb. 7, 2013, KING-5 News

Dredging of Seattle's Duwamish Waterway begins, Jan. 11, 2013, Seattle Times

EPA tracking Duwamish River contamination with river sensors, Nov. 14, 2012, KING 5 News

Port 101 Duwamish River boat tour: "Community, nature & industry must coexist",Sept. 14, 2012, West Seattle Herald

One man sparks Duwamish restoration movement, Sept. 11, 2012, KING 5 News

Clean Water: The Next Act -- Seattle's Duwamish River Part II, Northwest Public Radio, July 19, 2012

Clean Water: The Next Act -- Seattle's Duwamish River Part 1, Northwest Public Radio, July 18, 2012

Reasonable cleanup of the Duwamish respects industry, jobs, April 24, 2012, Seattle Times

High court will consider use of gas tax to fight pollution, May 29, 2012,  

Choose Hope: a new photo exhibit on the Duwamish at the Burke, March 30, 2012, Seattle Times

I am a Rain Garden Hero! November 15, 2011, People for Puget Sound Blog

Nature Consortium supports Green Seattle Day and the Green Seattle Partnership, October 31, 2011, Nature Consortium Blog

Sprucing up South Park–A United Way Day of Caring Event! October 8, 2011, ECOSS Blog

Cleaning up the Duwamish River: City begins ‘Slip 4′ work, October 6, 2011, West Seattle Blog


Superfund Cleanup

County Executive’s comments on EPA's Proposed Plan (pdf)

Directors’ comments on EPA's Proposed Plan (pdf)

King County's detailed comments (pdf)

Read the EPA's proposed cleanup plan (external link). 


Great things are happening around the Duwamish!

Pollution control (external link)

Boeing Plant 2 restoration (external link)

Port of Seattle's Terminal 117 cleanup (external link)

Brownfields program assistance

See all the improvements to date

Habitat restoration along the Lower Duwamish Waterway
Habitat restoration along the Lower Duwamish Waterway


Community voices videos
In this series of Community Voices videos, residents talk about why they live here and share their vision for the neighborhood’s future.

For more information

For more information about the Duwamish environmental cleanup process, please contact Annie Kolb-Nelson, WTD Media Lead.