Front Porch: Train Watch meeting

Train Watch meeting: How emergency responders prepare for train derailments and other rail emergencies will be the focus of a meeting Tuesday hosted by Snohomish County Train Watch.

Bob Edgley, an assistant fire chief with the city of Everett, and Dave DeHaan, the city’s director of emergency management, are scheduled guest speakers for the free event. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Snohomish County Train Watch volunteers tracked the number of oil and coal trains traveling through the county in April. Tuesday’s meeting will include discussion of the group’s ongoing effort to monitor the transportation of oil and coal by rail.

For more information, contact Steven Liedlich at or 425-876-1633.

Water-quality webinar: Want to know what’s happening with Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to revise state water quality standards based on a higher fish-consumption rate?

On Tuesday July 22, officials of the state Department of Ecology will provide an update in an interactive webinar from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Participants will be able to watch presentations and ask questions from any online computer and phone.

Register for the webinar at For more information, go to or CALL 360-407-6414.

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