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ECOSS in the Community
Healthy Foods for South Park
South Park Business District Improvement Project

ECOSS in the Community

From its inception, ECOSS has been a lead organization in the South Park neighborhood on environmental projects, community organizing, and capacity-building for other organizations in the neighborhood. A healthy, vibrant, and sustainable South Park neighborhood is integral to ECOSS’ vision. Although ECOSS provides services to communities across Puget Sound, we are rooted in the neighborhood that inspired the founding of the organization. The advancement of the South Park neighborhood not only provides a better community for its residents to flourish, but it also affirms ECOSS’ commitment of providing resources and knowledge to create healthy, sustainable communities.


Duwamish Revealed
Thanks to a grant from ArtPlace America, ECOSS is collaborating with co-artistic directors Sarah Kavage and Nicole Kistler on this series of new art projects and experiences along Duwamish corridor in 2014 and 2015, including temporary and light-based art installations, participatory events, and creative bio-remediation projects.


Duwamish Alive!
ECOSS was one of the founding members of Duwamish Alive!, a coalition that collaborates with local communities and businesses along the Duwamish River to " preserve and enhance habitat for people and wildlife, towards improving the health of the Puget Sound."


Duwamish River Festival
ECOSS has been a partner in this annual event organized by Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition every summer. The event brings together the diverse communities of South Park for a day of fun and education.


Greening South Park/Greening Communities
In this project ECOSS works to develop energy conservation and waste reduction strategies and build onsite recycling stations for several South Park organizations, including the South Park Neighborhood Center & Food Bank, Salvation Army Community Center, South Park Community Center and the Ethiopian Oromo Church.


Lucha Libre in South Park
ECOSS has sponsored free community Lucha Libre events in South Park from 2011-2014, in partnership with Lucha Libre Volcanica, a local company and school for this traditional form of Mexican masked wrestling.


River City Skate Park
The River City Skate Park gives South Park and other surrounding neighborhood youth a place to congregate and skate!


South Park Action Agenda
Launched by the Mayor’s office in 2006, the South Park Action Agenda represents the visions and aspiration of the South Park Neighborhood.


South Park Plaza
ECOSS is working with South Park community to acquire land to develop a plaza and park next to the newly completed South Park Bridge. This new public gathering and park space will serve as a much needed gateway to the business district, community gathering space for festivals and market days, and regional park amenity and connection to the Duwamish River




Don't Drip and Drive
Don't Drive and Drive is a regional campaign to raise awareness about vehicle leaks and help people fix their leaking cars. As part of the campaign, ECOSS hosts commmunity events that offer free vehicle leak inspections.


Cesar Chavez Park
Completed on April 14th 2008, the Cesar Chavez Park has been an 8 year dream of South Park Residents. ECOSS assisted in the procurement of funds to help this community dream become a reality.


Duwamish Riverfront Revival
Through this program, ECOSS worked to update and implement a unique Duwamish River habitat and green stormwater project in South Park's residential neighbhorhood.


Healthy Foods for South Park
ECOSS launched this project to make healthy foods more readily available in South Park. Public Health Seattle and King County provided funding for this and other projects as part of Communities Putting Prevention to Work.


South Park Business District Improvement Project
Through business improvements and events, ECOSS worked to support South Park businesses through this project..


South Park Library
Completed in 2006, the South Park Library is a long awaited asset for the South Park Neighborhood. The new 5,019-square-foot branch has the capacity to hold 18,700 books and materials. Approximately one-third of the collection is Spanish-language, including bilingual children's materials, and Spanish-language fiction and non-fiction.


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