Grants Database

Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association
Amount Awarded:
Project Title:
Cuidadores de Agua (Water Keepers)
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2022
Water Resources/Watershed Protection ; Environmental Health & Justice ; Environmental Education
Central Puget Sound
King County
Project Description:

Since 2017, the Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association (DVSA) has been growing the youth program “Juntos Podemos Cuidar Nuestro Río Duwamish” (JPCNRD) to work towards a healthy Duwamish River that is accessible and clean for the historically neglected communities of the Duwamish Valley (DV). We educate our community on issues around the Lower Duwamish Waterway (LDW) Superfund Site and elevate their voices in matters concerning the future of the river. Our grassroots approach centers the DV community and its youth in a multi-faceted program that addresses the need for educating our community, collecting our own data about our river, envisioning the future of our river, and then working towards that future together through the following ongoing and cumulative processes.