Grants Database

Grantee:
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/TAG
Amount Awarded:
$25,000
Project Title:
Duwamish Valley Rain Garden Project
Fund:
Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, 2018
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Project Description:

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG) will work with youth to build rain gardens on private properties to help reduce storm water pollution and flow, and to green the community. The Duwamish Valley has been subject to air, ground, and water pollution for decades but the area is being cleaned up as part of the Duwamish Superfund site. Cleaning up storm water is important so that we don’t recontaminate the site after hundreds of millions of dollars are spent to clean the river. DRCC/TAGs highly successful youth program, the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps (DVYC), has for several years worked to educate its members, as well as peers and family of members, on issues regarding environmental justice and equity, including clean water. This project builds on that past work.