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Tips on recycling Christmas trees

People living in Edmonds who want to recycle their natural Christmas tree after the holidays will have options for dropping it off or leaving it for curbside pickup.

Trees may be dropped off from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 at the QFC store at 196th Street SW and 76th Avenue W., or at the PCC Market at Edmonds Way and 100th Avenue W. Boy Scout Troop 312 will handle the dropped-off trees.

Trees may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 3, one day only, at Top Foods parking lot, 21900 Highway 99, or at Westgate Elementary School, 9601 220th St. SW. Troop 300 will handle these drop-offs.

Troop 367 plans to leave door-hanging notices in neighborhoods south of 224th Street SW, from Lake Ballinger to Woodway, as notice for curbside pickup on Jan. 3. All decorations, tinsel, tree stands and nails must be removed from the tree for it to be recycled. Flocked trees are not accepted.

More info: Tom at 425-218-8913.

Mountlake Terrace

Group to present plan for new civic center

The city’s advisory group on city buildings is scheduled to present its recommendation for a new civic center to the City Council at a special work session scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W.

The city created the task force to help review its needs and services at all its sites, including the civic center, City Hall, police station, recreation pavilion, golf course clubhouse and Fire Station No. 18.

The group’s recommended design for a new civic center includes city offices, public meeting space, an observation deck, a police station, an emergency operation center, a community center, a senior center and a civic green, all on the current civic center site. These would connect to Veteran’s Memorial Park, a spray fountain, an ornamental garden and an amphitheater.

The task force is made up of people serving on the city’s boards and commissions as well as some at-large volunteers.

More info: and click on “Civic Facilities Task Force” under Most Requested Services, or call Scott Hugill at 425-744-6208.


Three-acre off-leash dog park opens

The Strawberry Fields for Rover Off-Leash Park is now open.

The park is at the Strawberry Fields Athletic Complex, 6100 152nd St. NE in north Marysville, southeast of the soccer fields. It officially opened Dec. 6.

The park features three acres of running room for dogs. Dogs must be leashed while on walking trails leading to the off-leash park.

More info: 360-363-8400 or visit


U.S. 2 safety group planning 2009 agenda

The U.S. 2 Safety Coalition plans to set its 2009 agenda at a meeting planned for 7 tonight at the Monroe Library conference room, 1070 Village Way.

The coalition also will discuss interviews for alternate board members and preparations for lobbying the Legislature. There will be an update on safety improvement projects and fundraising for a U.S. 2 memorial scholarship.

To receive an agenda or be placed on the distribution list, e-mail

More info: 425-356-7702.

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