Green Grants awarded to Duwamish Valley environmental projects

Job training, wetland restoration and a community-led strategy for better air quality in South Park and Georgetown – three organizations leading these efforts in the Duwamish Valley earned over $100,000 in funding through King County’s Green Grants Program. Investing directly in small, grassroots projects brings neighbors together and enables communities to tackle larger, complex issues…

New WaterWorks grants support grassroots environmental efforts

King County is making it easier for local community groups to launch projects that will improve water quality, control pollution and enhance the environment. The new WaterWorks Grant program established by Executive Dow Constantine and the King County Council supports investments in clean water and healthy communities within WTD’s service area. The total available grant…

Fourth graders plan a cleaner future for the Duwamish River

When Doug Marsano heard that a fourth grade class was reaching out to King County proposing a plan to clean up the Duwamish River, he instantly wanted to be involved. Contacting the teacher and Susan Tallarico, Director of the Brightwater Education Center, they organized a plan. “It was the perfect partnership,” Tallarico said. “We get…