Front Porch: Help cut brush at Iron Goat Trail

  • Wed Sep 22nd, 2010 10:30pm
  • News

A work party is planned for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the Iron Goat Trail near U.S. 2 in honor of National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers will cut back brush and improve the wheelchair-accessible side trail. A barbecue for workers is planned for afterward in Skykomish. Meryl Raymar Harrell, an official with the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service, is scheduled to speak at the barbecue.

The work will take place at the Martin Creek Trailhead. The road is six miles past Skykomish near milepost 58 on U.S. 2.

For more information, contact Tom Davis at 360-677-2414 or

Work at Japanese Gulch

Celebrate National Public Lands day in Mukilteo by volunteering for a community work party and noxious weed nature walk beginning at 1 p.m. at the Japanese Gulch trail and natural area, 1201 Mukilteo Lane.

The walk starts at 1 p.m. and the work party begins at 2 p.m. Bring a weeding tool, gloves, shovel and rake. Refreshments are on the house.

Vigil planned

The national 40 Days for Life campaign to end abortion is scheduled to last through Oct. 31. The annual campaign includes prayer, community outreach and constant vigil outside abortion clinics for 40 consecutive days at Planned Parenthood: Everett Health Center, 1509 32nd St.

Mountlake Terrace offers transportation survey

City officials will draft a plan they hope will result in improved bus service. Before that happens, share your thoughts at A paper version of the survey is available by calling 425-744-6266.