Seattle Duwamish River Thrives

Seattle’s Duwamish River is visibly healing. In 2001, it was labeled as one of the most toxic sites in America. After two decades of cleanup efforts by conservationists and community groups, wildlife is now returning and the river is the cleanest it’s been in 100 years.

October 27, the Port of Seattle will announce new, community-selected names for the six parks that dot the river’s shores (currently called things like Terminal 107 Park). James Rasmussen says that’s an important step to connect the river with its history and with a better future, to “create a river for all,” where industry and people can healthily coexist.