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The Duwamish: a People and a River
This page was last updated on May 3, 2013.
Environmental Advocacy and Economic Justice.
"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed the Lower Duwamish River--a five-mile stretch through South Seattle--as a federal Superfund site in 2001. The Superfund List is a roster of the most contaminated sites in the country." Find out more about the work of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition at www.duwamishcleanup.org/
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Our involvement with the Duwamish people and the river in Seattle was inspired by the process of being certified as a GreenFaith congregation.
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Sunday, May 5, 12:30 pm
Saint Mark's Eco-Justice Committee is pleased to announce that on May 5 representatives from EPA and Ecology will present a briefing regarding the proposed cleanup plan to address contamination in the Lower Duwamish Waterway [LDW]. The briefing is scheduled to begin at 12:30 pm and following the briefing, EPA and Ecology reps will engage in discussion and respond to questions. The event is scheduled to close at 2 pm.
EPA and Ecology are considering the best way to address contaminated mud. The goal is to make the Duwamish safer for people and animals. EPA issued its proposed plan on February 28, 2013. The plan includes Ecology's Source Control Strategy and EPA's Environmental Justice Analysis. Public meetings are scheduled for April and May and comments are due on June 13.
This event is a continuation of Saint Mark's involvement with the Duwamish River and the Duwamish Tribe. Representatives from EPA and Ecology are very interested in discussing their proposal with faith communities and look forward to meeting with us.
Sunday, June 2, 10:15 am - 10:45 am
The Duwamish: A People and A River project of the Eco-Justice ministry, presents a third forum with Ashley Ahearn, environmental reporter for KUOW, here to discuss the KUOW/EarthFix series on the Duwamish.
The Saint Mark's Eco- Justice Ministry task force supporting the Duwamish Tribe, the River and Its People, is moving from education and information gathering into action. We are seeking volunteers to assist in activities planned for the Cathedral and our members; and, to assist in outreach to other congregations and organizations in Seattle, the Puget Sound Region, and the Diocese of Olympia.
We are planning opportunities to learn effective ways to participate and prepare for the May 5th EPA/Ecology Briefing and the public meetings.
We will have a table in the Nave each Sunday after Easter to provide information to all interested. We need volunteers at this table.
We are looking for people who are interested in working with the Saint Mark's steering committee, and enlarging the active group at Saint Mark's.
April 28 through June 9, 2013, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM & by appointment
Dorothy Liberty Gallery, Trinity Episcopal Church (609 8th Ave; Seattle, WA
Artis, Duwamish-activist, and Saint Mark's parishioner Nan Nalder has painted five panels depicting the five species of pacific salmon based on the priest stoles that we use here at Saint Mark's. Other works are also included in the exhibit.
Nan will be arranging tours in the future and invites you to let her know your interest in attending a tour; contact Nan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-281-7079.
10% of all sales will be donated to Saint Mark's Cathedral.