Environmental Justice

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The Duwamish Tribe is committed to restoring the water and land. The tribe's ancestral homelands are along the waters of Elliott Bay and the Duwamish River Watershed. Native plants and animals of the area were a part of our culture and heritage as well as the source of our food and shelter. We stand with our allied organizations:

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition

Seattle Parks Department

Earthcorp

Duwamish Alive!

King Conservation District

We are founding members of the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition (DRCC). DRCC's mission is to ensure a Duwamish River cleanup that is accepted by and benefits the community, and protects fish, wildlife, and human health. Stay connected for environmental public events with us and with the DRCC, contact@duwamishcleanup.org

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Current & Past Environmental Projects

Upland Forest and Native Habitat Restoration with King Conversation District.
In partnership with the Seattle Parks Department
Funded by the King County Conservation District

The Duwamish Upland Reforestation Project is the ongoing effort to protect, restore and reforest 5800 square feet on the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center property. The goal of this project is to restore the property’s ecosystem by providing a place to sustain native food and medicine, resource producing vegetation, and wildlife habitat in relation to Duwamish culture.

This project serves to demonstrate how the Duwamish traditionally convert raw materials and plants into sustainable resources for food and medicinal health and materials. It was created to encourage the public and raise educational awareness of the Duwamish Native culture and its relationship to the restored ecosystem. This reforestation is part of a broader movement to reintroduce native vegetation to the West Seattle community and to reinforce the importance of protecting native fish and wildlife that are vital to the past, present and future of the Duwamish people.