Help Clean Up Duwamish: Cleanup Proposal Workshops Scheduled, Citizen Input Needed

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition invite your participation and need your help in reviewing the Draft River Cleanup Alternatives (Feasibility Study) prepared for the Duwamish Water Way Superfund site.  The Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition is also the Technical Advisory Group to the EPA for this site.

Click here to visit the EPA’s web site for an overview. View or download the EPA Fact Sheet about the 2nd Draft Duwamish River Cleanup Alternatives (Feasibility Study). If you’d like to peruse the entire cleanup plan, please start with the Executive Summary!

DRCC/TAG Technical Advisors have created an quick assessment of the cleanup alternatives, and will develop an environmental justice review and fact sheet for the public.

  • Preliminary Assessment of the cleanup alternatives (Available now!)
  • Fact Sheet (Coming at the end of November)

Learn more, and have your voice heard!

Community Public Meetings on Cleanup Alternatives

  • Help develop alternatives that protect human health.
  • Public meetings include Superfund cleanup alternatives overview presentation as part of the open house and public comment at the presentation stations and on paper; Spanish language translation will be available; Childcare will be available and there will be food provided.

Schedule for Public Meetings

  • Tuesday, December 7 – 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Concord International Elementary School in South Park at 723 S Concord St.  Spanish translation, childcare and food provided.
  • Thursday, December 9 –  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm:  South Seattle Community College Georgetown Campus at 6737 Corson Avenue S.  Spanish translation, childcare and food provided.

Big storm, big reminder

Big storm last night, eh?

These type of storms aren’t that unusual in West Seattle, but they’re rare enough that we sometimes forget how powerful they can be.

So while you’re picking up branches and clearing storm drains, it’s also a good time to think about emergency preparation.

  • Could you stay warm with no power in your house?
  • Do you have enough food and water on-hand for a few days?
  • Do you have a family disaster plan?
  • How about an emergency supply kit?

There is some great advice about getting prepared on Seattle’s SNAP site (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare).

Use this storm as a reminder and be prepared for the next one!

Solar Washington Forum Focuses on Solar Hot Water

The Solar Washington November forum has been rescheduled because of snow.  The rescheduled date is Wednesday, December 1, 7:00 pm at REI.

Solar Washington, the Washington Chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, is featuring Solar Hot Water Systems for its November Membership Forum, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, this Monday, November 22 coming Wednesday, December 1, at the Seattle REI, 222 Yale Ave N.

At the November meeting Solar Washington will be reviewing the upcoming Legislative Session, and taking nominations for the Board elections at the annual meeting in January.

Last month the Solar Washington panel presented the facts of solar rlectricity in the Northwest. Now back by popular demand is the Solar Washington integrator panel v2.0 to tackle Solar Hot Water in Washington State. Join the experts from Puget Sound Solar, NW Mechanical, and A&R Solar as they walk us through the technology.

This panel presentation and discussion will cover the history of solar hot water, how it works, and how effective it is for radiant and space heating versus solar electric. Attendees will leave with a basic understanding of the different solar hot water technologies, as well as how to calculate the energy a solar hot water system can produce and the system payback period.

For more information on Solar Washington and it’s programs,  email Solar Washington.  To learn more about membership visit the membership page on the ASES website. Please direct any membership questions to our Membership Director Brian Allen via email or at 206-973-7374.

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