Duwamish Valley Sustainability Association

Empowering residents of the Duwamish Valley to take care of their health and care for their river.


Our organization provides opportunities for young people from BIPOC families to be trained in STEAM topics to develop community programs and projects where needed that will grow healthier, more sustainable communities and help to jump start their professional career. Learn more about some of our projects by clicking the links below:

Adolescentes Animados
Cuidadores de Agua
R3made Organic Waste
The Future is Solar

DVSA’s model for project development and implementation begins and always comes back to community engagement through information dissemination, feedback solicitation, and project steering. It is an iterative and ongoing model, in which each process continues as we continue to add new elements to our projects. Our programs begin with listening to issues identified by our community and other stakeholders through an extensive and ongoing engagement process. We then collect data, both in the form of existing information and data that we collect through our own citizen science and information gathering projects, and present this information back to our community in accessible and culturally relevant ways. Then, together with the community, we begin envisioning solutions to the issues we identified in our information gathering stage, while also providing the youth will skills to do this. Finally, we begin developing pilot projects and prototypes, and then scale up for widespread impact.

The three main objectives of DVSA are:

  1. That 80% of the young people who participate in our projects finish their university studies.
  2. Complete the curricular plans of our programs.
  3. Develop sustainable communities.

Project News

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Send a check

To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to Seattle Parks Foundation to:

PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

If your gift is intended for one of our community partners, please add their name in the memo line or with an accompanying note.

A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your contribution.

Thank you!

Donate Your Car

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?

Donate it to Seattle Parks Foundation!

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at careasy.org.

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?