Grants Database

Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association
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Project Title:
Juntos Si Podemos Cuidar Nuestro Rio Duwamish
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2021
Water Resources/Watershed Protection ; Environmental Health & Justice ; Environmental Education
Central Sound
Project Description:

Population projections for Washington state by 2040 are expected to be around 8.8 million. This leads to an increase in water consumption, which is why it is necessary for our population to be directly involved with the correct administration of this important resource.

We will select 6 youth from the Duwamish Valley that will be train in:
1) How the source control of the Lower Duwamish Waterway works.
2) What are the main physicochemical variables (pH, turbidity, conductivity, total solids, etc.) of the runoff water that can be measure using a portable instrument.
3) How to export the information collected from the samplings to generate statistical tables and graphs using Excel.
Three monitoring groups will be formed that will monitor 12 rainwater drainage points located in South Park and Georgetown over a 4-month period. SDVA will coordinate with Department of Ecology, DRCC, Seattle Public Utilities to choose the monitoring sites. At the end of the project, the youth will be able to evaluate how our source control system behaves in rainy and dry seasons and how it affects our system. All this will be recorded in a final report where we will inform our community of the conclusions and recommendations on the monitoring carried out.