My first photographs of Duwamish date back to 2008, although my interest in the area started earlier. At first the level of environmental destruction looked completely overwhelming, and I was primarily interested in industrial landscapes surrounding the river. Then one day, as I was standing on the marina under West Seattle Bridge, an otter showed up and started hunting for fish. I thought it was remarkable that a river so polluted would support animal life. I started noticing other animals, such as fish and herons, and became aware of salmon habitat restoration. The history of surrounding communities too is inseparable from the river, and many neighborhoods still owe their livelihood to Duwamish. I learned this and more through education and river tours offered by DRCC-TAG – Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition. The photographs presented here span several years of exploration.