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Port of Seattle selected for EPA Environmental Justice Pilot Project

August 15, 2017

The Port of Seattle and Just Health Action have received a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the health of communities near the port. The Near-Port Community Capacity Building/Stakeholder Engagement Project will focus on improving environmental health outcomes for Seattle’s South Park and Georgetown communities.

Near-Port Community collaborative activities will concentrate on building engagement, advocacy and collaboration skills in the communities and improving partnerships with the port to address community needs.

Throughout the pilot project, the port and its non-profit partner will collaborate to:

  • Enhance community skills for effectively engaging in local decision-making
  • Improve the port’s environmental performance and engagement best practices in environmental justice organizations
  • Develop collaborative policies and practices to build near-port community partnerships.