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We Are Puget Sound: Feeding Refugees, Protecting the Sound
We Are Puget Sound: Feeding Refugees, Protecting the Sound

Soon after arriving in King County in 2016, Tahmina Martelly signed on as manager of Resiliency Programs for World Relief Seattle. Through that program, she envisioned and led an innovative effort with asylees, immigrants, and refugees to tear up an unused hillside parking lot and replace it with food gardens and a rain-collection system. Their work diverted many thousands of gallons of polluted storm runoff before it could reach the Duwamish River and Elliott Bay on Puget Sound. This inspiring video shows Tahmina's work, passion, and dedication to serving her community. 

Credits: Special gratitude to the James M. Lea Foundation for their gracious support of this We Are Puget Sound video series.

Other videos in the We Are Puget Sound series:

We Are Puget Sound: Joys of experiencing Puget Sound

We Are Puget Sound: Chairman Forsman: Tribal Treaty Rights and Salmon Recovery in the Salish Sea

We Are Puget Sound: Marine animals and plastics don't mix


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