Civic Almanac

  • Tue Jul 17th, 2012 6:57pm

Log structures will help salmon

Snohomish County Park Rangers, Adopt A Stream Foundation ecologists and an international team of six Earth Corps members on July 10 installed 20 log structures to serve as salmon habitats in Lunds Gulch Creek in Snohomish County’s Meadowdale Park, 6026 156th St. SW, in Edmonds.

The effort was part of Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Puget Sound Coastal Streamkeeper program, sponsored by grants from the Russell Family Foundation and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Community Salmon Fund.

Details about the Puget Sound Coastal Streamkeepers program and a “virtual tour” of Lunds Gulch Creek can be found at


Reardon to brief business leaders

Economic Alliance Snohomish County hosts a “Snohomish County Update” with the county executive from 7-9 a.m. July 25 at Everett Golf &Country Club, 1500 52nd St., Everett.

Business and community leaders will gather to hear Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon present the county’s key developments in 2012 and plans for the coming year.

Whether you live, work or play in Snohomish County, the business group invites you to this networking event to discuss important issues that will shape our region.

The cost to attend event is $35 for investors, $45 for noninvestors. Register at http://economicalliance

Business briefs

• On July 23, all Puget Sound-area Massage Envy locations, including the Lynnwood location at 2701 184th St. SW, Suite 122-C, will offer free one-hour massage sessions to active-duty military personnel and their significant others for “Massage for the Military Day.” Learn more and reserve a spot at

• There will be Dogs On Main as Edmonds Chamber of Commerce board members serve up grilled hot dogs with all the fixings from noon-1 p.m. July 26 at Fifth Avenue and Main Street in downtown Edmonds. Cost is $5.

• The Edmonds Chamber Ambassadors holds free weekly Wednesday Networking Breakfasts from 7:30-9 a.m. at Fairwinds-Brighton Court, 6520 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. Upcoming speakers include Darlene Stern, speaking July 18 about Edmonds Night Out, and Carolyn Carman, speaking July 25 about Tower Garden. More info:

• A new iPhone and iPad app allows users to look up sales and use tax rates for any Washington location, and an Android-compatible app is soon to follow. The free app, developed by the Washington State Department of Revenue, is available at RateMobile.

• Retailers operating machines that allow customers to roll their own cigarettes must continue affixing cigarette tax stamps to those products. On July 3, both the Franklin County Superior Court and the Washington State Supreme Court issued orders dismissing a case that challenged the tax.


Civic briefs

• Workforce Development Snohomish County will host a free roundtable discussion with gubernatorial candidate Jay Inslee at 9:30 a.m. July 25 in the Weyerhaeuser Room at Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave., Everett. The discussion will center on workforce training, job growth and education. RSVP to by July 23.