The Duwamish Community Environmental Health Fair
“Since 2005, DRCC and its agency and NGO partners have produced the Duwamish River Festival at Duwamish Waterway Park. In 2010, as a consortium of groups, we decided to transform the event to reach more families living in the South Park and Georgetown area in advance of the upcoming Superfund public meetings. We hope you will join us for the first Duwamish Community Environmental Health Fair at Concord Elementary, to learn more about how the cleanup and restoration planning will impact human health and the environment.” ~ DRCC
Health Fair Highlights:
Air/Aire: Air toxics sources and health impacts, and agencies’ efforts to improve the air in the Duwamish valley.
Water/Agua: How to protect rivers and streams from pollution, and learn about safe fishing and Duwamish recreation.
Land/Tierra: Learn about upcoming Superfund T-117 toxic cleanup site and upcoming riverwide cleanup, and how land and river mud will be removed to improve human health and environment.
Wildlife/Fauna: What animals and birds live in the Duwamish river valley? How can we make their habitat better? Why are resident fish and shellfish too polluted for humans to eat?
Healthy Communities/Communidades Saludables: Learn how to mprove indoor air quality, reduce house mold, clean hands often, and read labels of products and buy safer alternatives.
Healthy Gardening/Huertos Saludables: Anyone can create backyard habitat for birds and wildlife! How to plant a safe, organic garden, lots of giveaways!
Get Involved!/¡Involúcrese! Big cleanup and restoration projects are coming to your neighborhood, and learn how to get involved!
Community Services/ Información comunitaria: South Park Bridge closure information, Department of Neighborhoods, South Park Action Agenda, and neighborhood organizations.
Presentations – Presentaciones: EPA-DRCC present information on T-117 cleanup information, Improve air quality, Chef Robert shows how to safely clean a salmon, “Your River, Your Future,” Organic Gardening, and Walking School Bus to Marra Farm!