Festivities will cost you $50 per person and include a silent auction, a recycled-fashion “trashion” show, a three-course buffet and two drink tickets, plus live music and dancing. click here to read more
Historic Preservation is Green
Bees, Frogs, & Birds, Oh My!
Green Backs for Green
Going Green at the Beach Case Study
Clean Up Your Act
Behind the Walls
Water, Water Everywhere
Green Jobs and New Markets
The Olivers’ House Case Study
Shop, Sell, & Live Local
One of the following:· Canned food donation· Old cell phone donation· Or a suggested $5 donation
Creating By-Product Synergies Informed by
Life Cycle Thinking and Assessment
September 30th 1:30-5pm
In conjunction with the
American Center for Life Cycle Assessment
Annual Conference at Seattle Center
Rachel McCrea, a storm water specialist for the state Department of Ecology, shows her daughter Olivia, 6, how water seeps through porous concrete at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds on Friday.
MONROE -- Rain gardens, planter boxes and a new walkway are all part of a $323,400 project finished just in time for the Evergreen State Fair's 100th birthday.The project is intended to filter pollution from storm water before it hits the area's waterways.The project was paid for by a state Department of Ecology grant the county received last year.Storm water running off roofs, lawns, roads and other surfaces is often polluted with oil, toxic metals and bacteria. As a result, it can pose serious problems for water quality in streams and aquifers.
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The City Tour for Solar is coming to Snohomish PUD on August 18, 2008.
This industry-wide educational campaign will promote photovoltaic solar energy with a free mobile exhibit for the public and tools for city, business and utility leaders.
SunEdison and its City Tour partners Evergreen Solar, SMA America, Uni-Solar, and Xantrex have developed an exciting Tour, scheduled to visit more than 50 cities in 100 days. We warmly welcome you to visit the exhibit at the PUD's Headquarters Building at 2320 California St. in Everett on August 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
In a time of growing economic, environmental, and energy concerns, the City Tour for Solar offers solutions to PUD customers - a clean, secure, predictably priced energy resource that contributes permanent green collar jobs to our local economy.
SNOHOMISH COUNTY LEED GROUP
Contact Scott Schreffler at Dykeman ScottS@Dykeman.net or 425/259.3161 to attend!
PUD, 2320 California Street in Everett.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------This informal group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at noon at the PUD in Everett to talk about LEED, the green building rating system operated by US Green Building Council.
By ROBERT McCLURE
Gov. Chris Gregoire made restoring Puget Sound a key part of her environmental policy.
Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels is known as one of the greenest mayors in the country.
And King County Executive Ron Sims has long labored to make sure people know he loves the Earth.
Yet who's standing in the way of requiring building techniques that a growing chorus of scientists says could rein in the largest source of most of Puget Sound's worst pollutants?
Gregoire's Ecology Department. And the city of Seattle. And King County. And Tacoma, and Pierce and Snohomish counties, and other local governments.
GREEN DRINKS SNOHOMISH COUNTY
July 8th from 5:30-7:30pm
visit many places all over the world and really wants to make sure that
our kids (hers and yours and all the people we'll never meet, because
they haven't been born yet) will inherit a planet that is as beautiful and
diverse as the one we've enjoyed. She's an avid recycler and is often
found at our local Goodwill store.
she can "green-up your green". You're sure to enjoy her extensive
collection of work by local artists and refreshments provided by
"The Savory Table". She is excited to share her Edward Jones
office located in Everett's first mixed-use/affordable housing development .
NOMINATION TO 2007 MOST ENDANGERED PROPERTIES LIST
Describe the current use and condition of the site.
Our nomination involves two aspects of an interconnected site: a bridge and the street below.
The railroad bridge is on a main Amtrak Line and BNSF freight line where
The street portion is a City owned approximately one-half acre of right-of-way that has been crudely fenced off since 2001 as part of past policies and concerted efforts by the Port and BNSF to close the docks to the public while eliminating traffic conflicts with the trains. Currently, the area is an unsightly mess complete with chain link fencing, broken pavement, tall weeds and windblown garbage.
The setting provides a panoramic view of the commercial activity that has been and continues to be one of the hallmarks of
What is the historical significance of the property? Has it been placed on a national, state or local register? If not, has it been determined eligible for the National Register?
The bridge is an increasingly rare steel girder bridge and in fact may be the last surviving one in Everett, a town known as the place where rail meets sail.
For hundreds of years native people spent summers at this site since fresh water flowed down nearby Forgotten Creek and in an unnamed stream that flowed down
Originally paved in locally manufactured red brick,
Give a brief history of the property and tell us why it continues to be important to your community.
For all of the reasons mentioned above, this site reminds people of the City’s connection to the waterfront, and their own relationships to the people who lived before. Of what it must have been like to be a new person in the last of the American Frontier. Considering its blue collar origins - what an exciting place
Why do you consider the property to be endangered? Please be specific about impending threats to the property.
No reason has ever been given for the need for replacement, but on October 2, 2006 BNSF made application to the City of
construction of the berm and demolition of the bridge. Mitigation was minimal and allowed only for landscaping of the berm, a vaguely described pedestrian walkway in the berm and a viewing stand to be placed alongside the tracks. In their environmental review, BNSF attached no historic value to the site or the structure.
What is currently being done currently to save the property? Who is involved and what resources, financial or otherwise have been directed toward this effort.
We have filed an appeal with the City challenging the Final MDNS. A group has formed consisting of prominent citizens, business people, The Pt. Gardner and Bayside Neighborhood Associations, property owners in the immediate vicinity and Historic Everett. The neighborhoods have agreed to adopt the site and will apply for Office of Neighborhoods matching grants funds to help with restoration and maintenance. We have participated in meetings with City Planning Staff. We are working with Parks and Recreation Staff. And they have assured us they will help with the design, construction and maintenance of the site as a park. Both local newspapers, The Daily Herald and The Everett Tribune, have written supportive articles about preserving the site and the attendant history as recently as December 2006.
What is your long term goal for this property?
Immediate preservation of the steel plate bridge along with continued maintenance. Preservation of the turn of the 20th Century brick street. To create a more visually pleasing setting on the publicly owned property. Honor the place with historical markers that educate the public about the early railroad, the Everett Massacre and the original industrial waterfront and its connection to Downtown. Create open space for the people who live and work in the increasingly dense downtown core. Ensure visual and physical public access to the waterfront and related shorelines of statewide significance.
From decades past
The west end of Hewitt still reflects the city's working-class, mill-town roots.
Four one-time tavern buildings remain between the bridge and Marine View Drive. The Anchor occupies a classic "flatiron" brick building, which opened as an office in 1906, then converted one year later to Mulligan's Saloon. It has been the Anchor since 1934; the actual anchor on its sidewalk dates to its founding.
Seamen based at nearby Naval Station Everett "borrowed" the anchor several months ago, then returned it with a new blue-and-yellow paint job.
Two storefronts up, a Hawaiian restaurant that relocated from the downtown core has taken over an historic two-story wooden building that once housed another saloon.
And Anchor regular David Williams, a 26-year-old artist, remembers a childhood spent skateboarding past the old Blue Diamond, in a small building that now houses a Thai restaurant.
He would make faces through the window, he recalls, prompting pub patrons to come outside and watch him skate down the block and beneath the trestle.
"This is Everett," he said, nodding at the industrial-looking bridge. "It's been here forever; why take it down?"