YMCA Global Teens get City Light Tour

City Light’s Bill Devereaux and Christopher Peguero, along with Boeing’s Brian Anderson, led a tour for a group from YMCA’s Global Teens program to the South Park neighborhood in Seattle as well as Boeing’s cleanup and habitat restoration worksite on the Duwamish River.

The young New York scholars learned about the history of the area and current environmental challenges facing Seattle communities. YMCA’s Global Teens program is dedicated to empowering diverse youths to become global leaders by addressing small and large scale social justice issues, such as the environment.

The group came to Seattle prepared, and well versed on the topics they were going to face. “They were very educated about environmental and social justice issues”, said Peguero. “For me, the most memorable piece was how in touch they were.” The teens spent two weeks learning about conservation and environmental stewardship at Olympic National Park and Islandwood Environmental Learning Center on Bainbridge Island.

City Light Completes Phase 2 of H-Frame Project Ahead of Schedule — Planned Traffic Impacts Cancelled for Sunday (9/14) and Monday (9/15)

SEATTLE – Seattle City Light crews completed the steel pole installation two days early as part of a larger project to replace H-Frame towers for high-voltage transmission lines in the Duwamish neighborhood.

With the second phase of work done ahead of schedule, traffic restrictions planned on the southbound MLK/SR900 on-ramp and southbound MLK/SR900 Sunday and Monday night have been cancelled.

Seattle City Light will work with WSDOT to schedule the final phase of work that is necessary to complete the project.

City Light is replacing eight outdated H-Frame structures and cables that transmit electricity on high voltage lines across I-5 due to their age and increasing electricity demand. The project will improve system safety and increase electrical reliability for customers.

For more information about this and other City Light construction projects, please visit http://www.seattle.gov/light/aboutus/construction/.

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City Light Completes Phase 1 of H-Frame Project Ahead of Schedule

Seattle City Light crews completed the removal of high-voltage transmission wires one day early Monday morning as part of a project to replace H-Frame towers for power lines in the Duwamish neighborhood.

With the first phase of work done ahead of schedule, traffic restrictions planned on Interstate 5 tonight have been cancelled.

Seattle City Light will work with WSDOT to schedule two other phases of work that are necessary to complete the project.

City Light is replacing eight outdated H-Frame structures and cables that transmit electricity on high voltage lines across I-5 due to their age and increasing electricity demand. The project will improve system safety and increase electrical reliability for customers.

Seattle City Light is the 10th largest public electric utility in the United States. It has some of the lowest cost customer rates of any urban utility, providing reliable, renewable and environmentally responsible power to about 750,000 Seattle area residents. City Light has been greenhouse gas neutral since 2005, the first electric utility in the nation to achieve that distinction.

Duwamish River Festival, Aug. 23

Come celebrate Seattle’s river this Saturday, August 23, at the Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition’s ninth Duwamish River Festival! Bring friends & family for music, dance, food, boating, information, and urban water connections. This is a FREE event!

The event is still looking for volunteers – sign up and give a little time to support this amazing community event. All volunteers get a free exclusive ‘I Heart the Duwamish River’ t-shirt, plus free food, good friends, and a warm fuzzy feeling unlike any other.

Learn more about the history and culture of the Duwamish on the Coalition’s resources page.

Event details:

12 to 4 pm

Duwamish Waterway Park

7900 10th Ave. S. in South Park (Seattle)

Bring the whole family and enjoy the fun!

  • FREE lunch
  • FREE Kayaking & Boat rides
  • FREE Raffle
  • Interactive booths
  • Kids’ activities
  • Live music from local artists
  • Art & More

For more info: (206) 251-2038 (se habla español) or visit www.DuwamishCleanup.org.