Georgetown-South Park

The Duwamish river valley and the communities we now know as Georgetown and South Park have been inhabited for many generations. The Duwamish Tribe were the original inhabitants of the area, with white settlers arriving in the 1850's.

Bounded by the mainlines of the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad, Boeing Field, manufacturing facilities, major roadways, and the Duwamish River flowing through the middle. These two communities are hubs of transportation, industry, and residential spaces.

Because of major transportation and industry so active in the area, air quality is greatly impacted - along with other environmental facets. 

Community Engagement 

Our relationships and engagement with the community include a variety of efforts.

  • We participated in a recent process to relocate the South Park Children's Playground, by providing data and analysis of air quality impacts from the adjacent roadway. We also advocated to move it to the east side of the park, away from the major polluting roadway. 
  • We helped retrofit a number of diesel engines (trucks and boats) that traverse the community. The goal is to substitute older, dirty engines and replace them with cleaner, more efficient technologies. You can learn more about this program here
  • We are currently working with short-haul truck drivers on an educational training series for proper maintenance of the cleaner and newer trucks. You can see the video series here.
  • We are currently working with Seattle Parks and Recreation's RecTech on a summer youth program that raises awareness on environmental justice issues whiles providing career development through technology. 

Community Partners

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