Around Snohomish County

  • Thu Mar 29th, 2012 5:39pm
  • News

Arlington: Help plant native trees

Sound Salmon Solutions is looking for volunteers to help plant native trees and shrubs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday along the Whitehorse Creek near Arlington and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and April 7 at the Country Charm Park and Recreation Area in Arlington.

The band Pearl Jam donated the trees.

Bring a sack lunch, water bottle and boots.

For directions and more info:

Marysville: Army building dedication

The building dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Marysville Armed Forces Reserve Center is set for 1 p.m. Sunday at 13613 40th Ave. NE.

A reception follows at the center, which is located near the Navy support complex.

The $33 million facility is to be used by about 1,000 soldiers in six Army Reserve units and three Washington National Guard units.

Mukilteo: Japanese Gulch work party

The public is invited to a Japanese Gulch trails work party from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Participants will gather at the parking area at the gulch along Fifth Street. Tools will be available to share but participants are asked to bring their own tools if possible, such as large shovels, strong metal rakes and hoes.

More info: Contact Jason Bourne at 360-631-6178.

Oso: Community center board to meet

The Oso Community Center board of directors are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the former Oso School. The community is invited to attend.

County: New marine committee members

Snohomish County has appointed three new members to serve as advisers on marine issues.

They are: Everett city employee Robert Hillmann of Marysville; fisheries biologist Paul Schlenger of Mountlake Terrace; and environmental consultant Susan Tarpley of Edmonds.

Their terms on the Marine Resources Advisory Committee will run through 2014.

The committee advises the county on ways to protect the Puget Sound shoreline and the resources that live nearby, including forage fish, crab, salmon and eelgrass habitats. Members have a varied background in government, business, recreation and conservation.

More info:

Libraries offer spring break programs

Many libraries in the Sno-Isle system offer Spring Spectacular programs Monday through Friday for children.

The topics and special programs to be covered vary by library. For example, in Stanwood the subject for spring break is Leonardo da Vinci. In Arlington it’s frogs and films.

To find out what your local library is offering, go to