Your chance to explore the Duwamish River: Kayak tour series set

July 27, 2014 at 6:37 pm | In Environment, South Park, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

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The Duwamish River, along West Seattle’s eastern border (and beyond), is in the spotlight more than ever this year. Some cleanup is under way and plans for more are in the works. A high-profile awareness campaign by the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition has even brought a high-profile supporter, Seattle-based hip-hop superstar Macklemore (who wrote about it here).

But you don’t have to be a star to help the river. You can do something as simple as taking a tour. And DRCC has just announced this year’s series – every other Thursday night, 6-8:30 pm, starting this week (July 31st), through the end of September. Three tours leave from T-107 Park on the West Seattle side of the river – July 31st, August 14th, September 11th – while the other two leave from Duwamish Waterway Park in South Park – August 28th and September 25th. And they’re all in partnership with West Seattle-headquartered Alki Kayak Tours (with whom you need to RSVP – tours@kayakalki.com – $45/person unless you’re bringing your own kayak, in which case, it’s by donation). Here’s the flyer with full details (PDF).

2 Comments

  1. This is a nice evening out on the water. I bet lots of folks might not realize that although this is a Super Fund site, the funds are just barely there. Only a little over $300 million. Yeah, that isn’t going too go far. It’ll be gone in a blink.

    The reclamation efforts needs more $$$$. Big time. Go check the DR Cleanup Coalition website link above.

    There is hope but money is key.

    Comment by westseattledood — 8:35 pm July 27, 2014 #

  2. … and broader awareness is key to securing adequate funding.

    Comment by BlairJ — 11:36 am July 28, 2014 #

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