Sustainability and the Environment

Volunteers pitch in to restore Edmonds Marsh

Volunteers pitch in to restore Edmonds Marsh

Approximately 60 volunteers gathered under rainy skies on Saturday morning to pitch in and do their part to help restore the Edmonds Marsh. “We’re working today to enhance the buffer between the riparian marsh area and Harbor Square,” said Keeley O’Connell, restoration ecologist with EarthCorps. The City of Edmonds contracts with EarthCorps to help with the restoration work... »

Clearing the way for Saturday’s volunteer planting event at the Edmonds Marsh

Clearing the way for Saturday’s volunteer planting event at the Edmonds Marsh

Crews from EarthCorps were out on Wednesday getting ready for this Saturday’s volunteer habitat enhancement event at the Edmonds Marsh. Hosted by EarthCorps and the City of Edmonds, citizen volunteers will replant the buffer area adjacent to Harbor Square with native shrubs and groundcover plants. The goal is to create a rich hedgerow to enhance wildlife habitat while maintaining a view corr... »

Students interview Port officials about future of Edmonds Marsh

Students interview Port officials about future of Edmonds Marsh

Vienna Sebasstian and Nathan Filosi, both Edmonds-Woodway High School seniors, interviewed Port of Edmonds Commissioner Mary Lou Block and Port Director Bob McChesney Oct. 10 to learn more about the Port of Edmonds’ view on restoration of the Edmonds Marsh. Both Sebasstian and Filosi are members of “Students Saving Salmon,” a student-run organization at Edmonds-Woodway High School that striv... »

Edmonds Marsh walk highlights link between restoring Willow Creek, salmon

Edmonds Marsh walk highlights link between restoring Willow Creek, salmon

On Saturday, Oct. 4, a group of more than 50 participants met in the boardwalk area by the Edmonds Marsh to hear EarthCorps Restoration Ecologist Keeley O’Connell and Tulalip Tribes Marine and Nearshore Program Manager Todd Zackey talk about the history of the marsh, how it has changed over the years, and what needs to be done to restore it as a breeding area for native salmon populations. T... »

Just posted on My Edmonds News TV: Retired high school teacher John Cooke talks about the Edmonds Marsh

Just posted on My Edmonds News TV: Retired high school teacher John Cooke talks about the Edmonds Marsh

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Edmonds-Woodway ‘Students Saving Salmon’ carry on legacy of former teacher John Cooke at the Edmonds Marsh

Edmonds-Woodway ‘Students Saving Salmon’ carry on legacy of former teacher John Cooke at the Edmonds Marsh

On a sunny afternoon as herons glided across the marsh and the song of marsh birds filled the air, retired Edmonds high school biology teacher John Cooke returned to the Edmonds Marsh for the first time in 25 years. “The marsh was my favorite outdoor classroom,” said Cooke. “Back in the 1970s I would bring my students here to learn first-hand about ecology of this amazing natural... »

Two more workshops in October to learn about solar for your home

Two more workshops in October to learn about solar for your home

Two additional workshops are scheduled in October — the first one this Wednesday — to learn more about Solarize South County, a grassroots initiative that includes volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway working together to streamline the process of purchasing a solar system while getting a great group discount. Solarize South County is a collaborative effort o... »

EarthCorps volunteers pitch in at Edmonds Marsh; and Oct. 25 you can help too

EarthCorps volunteers pitch in at Edmonds Marsh; and Oct. 25 you can help too

EarthCorps, with support from the City of Edmonds, is helping to improve Edmonds Marsh. Edmonds Marsh is a unique asset to the City that provides important habitat for local wildlife and naturally helps filter stormwater before it runs into Puget Sound. Edmonds Marsh also offers abundant bird watching opportunities as both resident and migratory birds flock to saltmarsh habitats. However, many mar... »

Local church could receive free solar energy system

Local church could receive free solar energy system

Edmonds Lutheran Church will receive a free solar photovoltaic system to generate renewable energy for their facility if 50 homes in Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace purchase a solar energy system through the Solarize South County campaign. Here are the details from the Solarize South County announcement: Solarize South County is a program of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Devel... »

Watch on My Edmonds News TV: Edmonds couple’s take on power of solar; open house set for Saturday

Watch on My Edmonds News TV: Edmonds couple’s take on power of solar; open house set for Saturday

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Solar comes of age in Edmonds

Solar comes of age in Edmonds

Edmonds residents Dan and Kim Fine are blazing a trail into Edmonds’ future. Like the pioneers who settled Edmonds, they have a vision for what this community can be. But unlike the settlers of the late 19th century, that future is not in cutting forests and milling shingles. Instead the Fines are forging a sustainable future fueled by renewable solar energy. “We got into this in a big... »

Want to learn more about solar? Two open houses coming up next week in Edmonds

Want to learn more about solar? Two open houses coming up next week in Edmonds

Thinking about putting solar on your roof? Join Solarize South County at one or both of the following Solar Open Houses: – Wednesday, Aug. 27, 4-7 p.m., 838 Fir St., Edmonds – Saturday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m.-noon, 23025 74th Ave. W., Edmonds Solar experts will be there to answer questions and you can see a system live. This is a low-key way to learn more about why now is the best time to inv... »

Edmonds train crossing situation ‘unacceptable,’ Earling tells panel

Edmonds train crossing situation ‘unacceptable,’ Earling tells panel

A public panel discussion on coal and oil train traffic in the Puget Sound area drew a standing-room-only crowd Friday to Everett’s Snohomish County Administration Building, where they heard a group of local experts discuss and debate everything from public safety concerns to local traffic delays, climate and regional economic impacts. Moderated by Snohomish County Councilmember Dave Sommers... »

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... »

City: Use of Edmonds electric car charging stations accelerating

City: Use of Edmonds electric car charging stations accelerating

City of Edmonds Facilities Maintenance Manager Jim Stevens provides the following update on the six public electric vehicle charging stations that the City of Edmonds installed in late 2011. (The charging stations were obtained at no cost to the City through a federal grant — part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — provided to Coulomb Industries.) “As a condition of ... »

City of Edmonds Tree Board invites community to open house Thursday

The City of Edmonds Tree Board invites the community to attend its open house this Thursday, Aug. 14, from 6-8 p.m. in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room. You can learn more about the Tree Board’s mission to engage, encourage and educate both city government and residents to protect and enhance the community forest for its long-term economic, environmental and social benefits for Edmonds. Inform... »

Reminder: Next Solarize South County workshop in Edmonds Tuesday

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your rooftop? For a limited time, you can team up with your neighbors to receive a substantial group discount on rooftop solar energy system. Workshops are scheduled in August and September to learn more about Solarize South County, a grassroots initiative that includes volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway working toge... »

Solarize South County workshops set for Edmonds Aug. 5, Sept. 13

Solarize South County workshops set for Edmonds Aug. 5, Sept. 13

Have you ever thought about putting solar panels on your rooftop? For a limited time, you can team up with your neighbors to receive a substantial group discount on rooftop solar energy system. Workshops are scheduled in August and September to learn more about Solarize South County, a grassroots initiative that includes volunteers from Lynnwood, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace and Woodway working toge... »

Free water saver kits still available at City of Edmonds Public Works

Free water saver kits still available at City of Edmonds Public Works

The City of Edmonds Public Works Department is providing a limited number of free water-saver kits to its water customers. There are two types of water-saver kits available on a first-come-first-served basis, while supplies last. The indoor kit includes: ¨    One reduced-flow showerhead (rated at 2.0 gallons per minute maximum) which features an adjustable spray. ¨    Two fixed faucet aerators (ea... »

Solar energy workshop set for Tuesday, Aug. 5 in Edmonds

South Snohomish County is going solar and residents and business owners are invited to participate, with the next meeting in Edmonds coming up Tuesday, Aug. 5. Solarize South County is a citizen-led initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in several communities. A collaborative effort of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic Development (Northwest SEED), Snohomish County PUD, ... »

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