Environment

Happening nearby: Free electronics and paper shredding event in Lynnwood April 11

Happening nearby: Free electronics and paper shredding event in Lynnwood April 11

A free paper shredding and electronics recycling event is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at Windermere Real Estate, 18811-28th Ave. W., Ste. J, in Lynnwood (next to See’s Candy at Alderwood Mall). Paper shredding will run from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. while electronics recycling will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All recycling services are free and proceeds from recycled raw materials will fund operations and be... »

Floretum Garden Club offering scholarship to horticultural students

Floretum Garden Club offering scholarship to horticultural students

Each year, Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds offers a scholarship to a high school graduate, a community college student, or an individual planning a career in a horticultural field. The scholarship recipient may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington state during the year following the award. Selection is based on the following criteria: · Interest in ho... »

Snohomish County PUD reminds residents to call before they dig

Snohomish County PUD reminds residents to call before they dig

Nicer weather is just around the corner, and many people will be tackling outdoor projects. Snohomish County Public Utility District reminds its customers to plan ahead to prevent accidentally hitting an underground utility line when digging. PUD customers should use the “Call before you dig” hotline at 811 at least two working days ahead of time before starting a digging project of more than 12 i... »

Mountlake Terrace hosts Ballinger Park Master Plan Community Meeting for April 14

Mountlake Terrace hosts Ballinger Park Master Plan Community Meeting for April 14

The City of Mountlake Terrace invites the community to attend a meeting to help shape the future of Ballinger Park on April 14. The community meeting is set for 6 p.m. at the Ballinger Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Dr. in Mountlake Terrace. The purpose of the Ballinger Park Master Plan is to create a clear and concise set of goals, policies and objectives that will provide direction to the City Counci... »

Save the date: Celebrate Earth Day at Ballinger Park on April 25

Save the date: Celebrate Earth Day at Ballinger Park on April 25

In honor of Earth Day, the City of Mountlake Terrace is providing an opportunity for citizens to give back to their community. Families, friends and neighbors are invited to help tidy up Ballinger Park on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Volunteers should meet at the Ballinger Clubhouse (Senior Center) parking lot, 23000 Lakeview Drive, at 9 a.m. in comfortable work clothes, with glove... »

Lake Ballinger Park picnic area damaged by vehicle

Lake Ballinger Park picnic area damaged by vehicle

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Reminder: Boy Scouts offer Christmas tree recycling

Reminder: Boy Scouts offer Christmas tree recycling

Mountlake Terrace residents have different options for recycling their Christmas tree including local youth organizations, curbside yard collection, composting facility or the transfer station. If your Christmas tree is starting to drop needles and dry out, it’s time to recycle it and put it to good use as compost. Local Boy Scout troops offer curbside pickup and drop off locations through a progr... »

Snohomish County downgraded to Stage 1 burn ban

Snohomish County downgraded to Stage 1 burn ban

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is downgrading Snohomish County to a Stage 1 burn ban, effective at noon Friday, Jan. 2. This ban remains in effect until further notice. The use of fireplaces and uncertified wood stoves is prohibited until air quality improves. A weak system will bring some winds and light rain midday Friday, with winds subsequently decreasing in the early evening. Late Friday ni... »

Mountlake Terrace residents have options to recycle their Christmas trees

Mountlake Terrace residents have options to recycle their Christmas trees

Mountlake Terrace residents have different options for recycling their Christmas tree including local youth organizations, curbside yard collection, composting facility or the transfer station.If your Christmas tree is starting to drop needles and dry out, it’s time to recycle it and put it to good use as compost. Local Boy Scout troops offer curbside pickup and drop off locations through a progra... »

Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department receives $9,500 grant for aquaponics system

Edmonds Community College Horticulture Department receives $9,500 grant for aquaponics system

Edmonds Community College received a $9,500 grant from the Sustainable Path Foundation to build an aquaponics system Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) students are helping to design and build the system, which will be used for student instruction, research and food production. The system is made up of two aquaponic units — a unit consists of a pond and raised planting beds. “The system will... »

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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