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Public Forum: The Duwamish River & Community Health

Polluted with petroleum, PCBs and dioxins, the Duwamish River also serves as traditional fishing grounds for three Northwest tribes and provides seafood for low-income and recent immigrants who live in neighboring Georgetown and South Park.

TomReese Duwamish Consumescaled Copyright ©Tom Reese

How is the cleanliness and health of the Duwamish Superfund site intertwined with the health and wellness of residents in Seattle and the Puget Sound-region? What will it take to recover? Find out at a public "Speed Dating" forum held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

Five-minute "lightning talks" by a diverse panel will make for a high-energy, fast-paced event. After the speed-dating session, there will be time for informal chats and Q & A with presenters. 

Presenters include:
Steve Curwood, Host of NPR's Living on Earth Environmental Magazine
Robert Duff, Environmental Assessment Program, Washington Dept of Ecology
BJ Cummings, Community Health Projects Manager, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition
Valerie Segrest, IATP Food & Community Fellow & Muckleshoot Tribal member
Becky Chu, Remedial Project Manager, Environmental Protection Agency
David Eaton, Director, Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health
Brian Anderson, Environmental Remediation, The Boeing Company

Mark your calendars: Thursday, April 18, 5:30 – 7:30p.m. at the Portage Bay Cafe, 391 Terry Ave N, South Lake Union. Free and open to the public, light refreshments, space limited. Sign up to reserve a spot.TomReese Duwamish SalmonTirescaledCopyright ©Tom Reese

Tom Reese is a Seattle photographer whose documentary photo essay about the Duwamish has been exhibited at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington.




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