|CHOOSING HOPE: RECLAIMING THE DUWAMISH RIVER|
The Duwamish River can be hard to love, but it flows powerfully through the hearts of those who know it well. This river in Seattle is one of earth's vital arteries that convey lifeblood from mountains to the sea, so it can be difficult to accept that its lower 5.5-mile stretch was turned into one of the most toxic waste environments in the United States.
It is a tamed industrial sewage canal flowing out past the scenic waterfront of Seattle, but we already know that with help it is capable of reclaiming some of its natural wild majesty.
We may want to look away, but we also feel compelled to look deeper. In fact, people are choosing to believe in the recovery of this river and are working relentlessly toward that future. This vision has motivated the first successes in reducing pollution and restoring habitat, wildlife, and hope. It also offers guidance for rescuing poisoned environments around the globe.
What relationship do we choose to have with our home, the natural world?
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