Environment

Windstorm leaves its mark in Mountlake Terrace

Windstorm leaves its mark in Mountlake Terrace

Three days after a major windstorm on Dec. 11 scattered tree limbs and knocked out power to much if not all of Mountlake Terrace, there was still clean up and repair work to do in the area. Sustained wind speeds of 45 miles per hour were recorded throughout Snohomish County on Thursday night. Snohomish County PUD reported that more than 50,000 of their county and Camano Island customers were witho... »

Your old refrigerator can provide meals for hungry families

Your old refrigerator can provide meals for hungry families

Puget Sound Energy has teamed up with Food Lifeline to feed hungry families through its refrigerator recycling program. From now until Dec. 15, PSE customers can call PSE to schedule a free pick up of their old fridge or freezer. After they recycle their appliance, the customer will receive a $25 reward, which they can choose to donate to local food assistance programs through Food Lifeline. And P... »

Sound Salmon Solutions offers free tree and ecologist advice

Sound Salmon Solutions offers free tree and ecologist advice

Sound Salmon Solutions is offering residents of Southwestern Snohomish County free tree and ecologist advice. Eligible residents are encouraged to plant trees on their property to attract wildlife and create privacy. Do you live near a water body like a stream, river, or lake? This is your chance to receive a free tree to plant on your property. Sound Salmon Solutions, a nonprofit organization, is... »

UW students receive award for Ballinger Park plan

UW students receive award for Ballinger Park plan

Lloyd Skinner, with the Joint Planning Association of Washington/Washington American Planning Association (PAW/WAPA) Awards Committee, presented an Honorable Mention Award to the University of Washington (UW) student team who prepared the Ballinger Park Design Options during Monday’s City Council meeting. The PAW/WAPA award in the student category was a statewide recognition of the students’... »

Stage 1 burn ban issued in Snohomish County Sunday

Stage 1 burn ban issued in Snohomish County Sunday

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, effective at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30. This ban is in effect until further notice. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air usually due to excessive wood smoke. The Clean Air Agency... »

Snohomish County PUD offers energy smart holiday ideas

Snohomish County PUD offers energy smart holiday ideas

With the holiday season fast approaching, Snohomish County PUD notes that there are ways you can decorate your home that also are energy efficient. Here are a few ideas: Energy Saving Holiday Lights: This holiday season turn to energy-efficient LED lights. They use 1/100th of the energy of a C7 holiday bulb and 1/10th of the energy of a holiday mini-light. Plus, they last up to 20 years and are sa... »

Stage 1 burn ban issued for Snohomish County

Stage 1 burn ban issued for Snohomish County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Snohomish County, effective at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14. This ban is in effect until further notice. The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air usually due to excessive wood smoke. The Clean Air Agency will continue to c... »

Shred your documents, recycle old electronics at Bethesda Lutheran Church on Saturday

Shred your documents, recycle old electronics at Bethesda Lutheran Church on Saturday

Bethesda Lutheran Church is holding a paper shredding and metal recycling event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8. In addition to bringing documents to be disposed of, you can also recycle computers, laptops, printers, computer parts, faxes, scanners, modems, toners, appliances, stereos, cellphones, fitness equipment, medical eqiuipment and CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes. Please do not bring televisi... »

Moon over Mountlake Terrace

Moon over Mountlake Terrace

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Fall colors in Mountlake Terrace

Fall colors in Mountlake Terrace

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Snohomish PUD Report on policies available in print and online

Snohomish PUD Report on policies available in print and online

Interested in a Snohomish County PUD report about its various policies? Each year, the PUD updates information about its billing and credit policies, rates, payment arrangement options, investments in conservation programs, an explanation of taxes and various other topics. You can request a copy of this annual disclosure report by calling 435-783-8444. Customers also can view the report in the Abo... »

City starts tree inventory project

City starts tree inventory project

The city has begun a process to identify and record city owned street trees. Street trees only include the trees located in the public right-of-way between the sidewalk and the road, either in a planter bed or tree grates. The data being collected includes the species, height, trunk diameter, proximity to buildings and overhead wires, condition and health of the tree, any required maintenance and ... »

36th annual Arts of the Terrace Arts Show set for Sept. 27

36th annual Arts of the Terrace Arts Show set for Sept. 27

The 36th Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Oct. 5  at the Mountlake Terrace Library. Sponsored by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission and the Friends of the Arts, Arts of the Terrace is one of the major juried art shows held in the Pacific Northwest and attracts top artists from throughout the region. A patrons preview and artists awar... »

Parks volunteers help clean up Ballinger Park in celebration of National Day of Service

Parks volunteers help clean up Ballinger Park in celebration of National Day of Service

An enthusiastic crew of Parks volunteers did some serious work Saturday morning at Ballinger Park in celebration of the National Day of Service. Volunteers help remove weeds and cleaned up the area near to the Hall Creek pedestrian bridge. The Recreation Park Advisory Commission and the Neighborhood Park Improvement Subcommittee helped organize the event along with the City. Volunteers included Da... »

More Snohomish County PUD customers turning to solar power

More Snohomish County PUD customers turning to solar power

Snohomish County PUD customers have hit another milestone: their combined solar energy capacity stands at 3 megawatts, up 50 percent from just one year ago. About 500 PUD customers now generate part of their electricity with photovoltaic solar units. “We’ve seen system prices drop to about half of what they were a few years ago,” said PUD Energy Efficiency Program Manager Leslie Moynihan, who mana... »

Happening nearby: Puget Sound Birdfest kicks off Friday evening

Happening nearby: Puget Sound Birdfest kicks off Friday evening

The annual Puget Sound Bird Fest kicks off Friday evening, Sept. 5 with keynote speaker Tony Angell at the Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main Street.  The Saturday, September 6 speaker presentations will take place at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, and that’s where you will also find the exhibits and kids activities. General admission to Puget Sound Bird Fest is free.  Please visit ... »

Snohomish PUD offers up ways to save energy, money

Snohomish PUD offers up ways to save energy, money

The temperatures say its still summer but the calendar is inching its way to fall and that means increased heating bills. Snohomish County Public Utility District has some great ideas for saving energy as fall approaches. You’ll not only save money on bills, but you’ll be helping the environment by using resources wisely. Check for cracks around doors and windows to make sure they’re properly seal... »

Lightning strikes light up the sky

Lightning strikes light up the sky

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Solarize South County Community Coalition looking for community organizations

Solarize South County Community Coalition looking for community organizations

The Solarize South County Community Coalition is seeking applications from qualified community organizations interested in having a donated solar photovoltaic system installed at their facility. The donated equipment will serve as a community award as part of Solarize South County, a project of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED) and Snohomish County PUD. Solariz... »

Watershed/Marine Ecology Citizen Action Training School coming to Snohomish Count

Watershed/Marine Ecology Citizen Action Training School coming to Snohomish Count

Residents in Snohomish, King, Island, and Skagit counties will have the opportunity to participate in a new program this fall dedicated to training citizens to be effectively engaged in recovery efforts for Puget Sound and local watersheds. The Citizen Action Training School (CATS) is a free program in watershed and Puget Sound ecology, with an added focus on civic engagement in the legal and regu... »

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