Now Live! The Lower Duwamish River Storymap – Restoring Habitat for Injured Resources in an Urban River
JAN. 29, 2024 — A new storymap created by NOAA and the Elliott Bay Trustee Council provides a visual journey of the Lower Duwamish River in Washington and the restoration work that is underway in this important urban river.
Since the 1900s, hazardous substances have been released from commercial industries along the river, injuring fish, birds, wildlife, and their habitats. Through the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process, the Elliott Bay Trustee Council is working to assess injuries to natural resources and restore habitat in the Lower Duwamish River. This plan outlined the need for marsh, mudflat, and riparian habitats that are integrated together as much as possible, within the Lower Duwamish River. These efforts will help to restore habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife impacted by pollution from industries along the river.
Explore this storymap to learn more about the history of the Lower Duwamish River, the Elliott Bay Trustee Council, and the restoration work that is helping the river's natural resources and surrounding communities recover and thrive.