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2023 Climate & Sustainability Highlights 

For the latest news and updates from OSE, be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter. It was a busy year for the Office of Sustainability and Environment, and we’re excited to share some of our accomplishments and highlights from 2023. From reducing buildings emissions to supporting community-led environmental justice… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Valley Program – Mid-Year Update 2023 

This year marks a big year for the Duwamish Valley Program. In June of 2018, the City released the Duwamish Valley Action Plan, which has been our north star as we coordinate City investments in South Park and Georgetown. This summer, the Action Plan celebrated its 5th year anniversary of… [ Keep reading ]

One Duwamish Valley: Celebrating Community Resilience and City Investments

Come to the South Park Pump Station grand opening event to recognize the completion of the pump station and to celebrate the 5th year anniversary of the Duwamish Valley Action Plan! Seattle Public Utilities will present information about the upcoming wet weather season and what you can do to help prepare… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle Announces New Pilot Program to Incentivize Heavy Duty Truck Electrification (Deadline Extended to November 6)

City seeking drivers operating in the Duwamish Valley to apply for 40% rebate to apply to the cost of electric drayage truck SEATTLE (August 16, 2023) — Mayor Bruce Harrell and the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) today announced a new Electric Trucks Pilot aimed at supporting local… [ Keep reading ]

Now Available: 2023 Food and Environment Grant Opportunities in Seattle

The Environmental Justice Fund, Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, Food Equity Fund, and the King Conservation District Seattle Community Partnership Grant Program are now accepting applications for community-led projects focused on environmental and/or food justice. Environmental Justice Fund The Environmental Justice Fund is managed by the Seattle Office of Sustainability &… [ Keep reading ]

2023 Environmental Justice Fund and Duwamish River Opportunity Fund Applications Are Now Open!

Environmental Justice Fund Seattle’s Office of Sustainability & Environment (OSE) is excited to announce that the Environmental Justice Fund is now accepting applications. This year, there are two funding options available. The first option offers grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000, with a total funding of $250,000. The second option… [ Keep reading ]

City of Seattle and Residents Respond to Unprecedented, Climate Change-Fueled Flooding in South Park

The climate crisis – and its consequences – are not just a future challenge but clearly felt right now in Seattle as heavy rains have pushed the Duwamish River over its banks and flooded numerous homes and businesses in Seattle’s South Park neighborhood. South Park is a frontline community for… [ Keep reading ]

Overcoming Challenges & Building Opportunities Together

2021 Duwamish Valley Program Update & Progress Report By Alberto J. Rodríguez (OSE) & David W. Goldberg (OPCD) It is no secret the last couple of years have been extremely challenging. But, due to the incredible grit, perseverance, and community leadership, we have overcome many challenges and built opportunities —… [ Keep reading ]

Mayor Durkan Announces More Than Eight Million in Investments To Support The Duwamish Valley In 2022 Budget Proposal

Community members joined Mayor Durkan and City staff at the Duwamish Waterway Park to announce and celebrate these investments On Friday, September 24, 2021, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced more than $8.5 million in proposed 2022 budget investments to support the Duwamish Valley neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown.    Investments will center around expanding youth leadership… [ Keep reading ]

Celebrating the Resilience of Seattle’s Duwamish Valley

2020 Duwamish Valley Program Update & Progress Report By Alberto J. Rodríguez (OSE) & David W. Goldberg (OPCD) Resilient communities have called the Duwamish Valley home since time immemorial — from the fishing and winter campgrounds of the Duwamish Tribe to the first European settlers in the Pacific Northwest, up… [ Keep reading ]