Snohomish County Council Member Sam Low (from left) congratulates Karl Slomchinski (with his granddaughter) on being named the inaugural 2018 Cascade Garden Award winner and Mary Fox on being named a finalist. (Snohomish Conservation District photo)

Snohomish County Council Member Sam Low (from left) congratulates Karl Slomchinski (with his granddaughter) on being named the inaugural 2018 Cascade Garden Award winner and Mary Fox on being named a finalist. (Snohomish Conservation District photo)

Conservation District awards first Cascade Garden Award

The Snohomish Conservation District and city of Lake Stevens awarded the first annual Cascade Garden Awards at an Oct. 6 State of the Lake event.

The awards celebrate homeowners who have created beauty and visual appeal with their landscaping.

Karl Slomchinski, a Snohomish County Master Gardener, was the 2018 winner for his lake-friendly gardening, including chemical-free yard care and composting and use of native and drought-tolerant plants. Additionally, in the last year he adopted a swale in the right-of-way in front of his house that he’s restored with mulch and thousands of plants.

Mary Fox and Darlene Joy Brawford were finalists.

The event also included presentations on such topics as the science of the lake’s health and practical ways homeowners can help.

Learn more at snohomishcd.org.

Talk to us

More in Local News

The parking lot of a Lynnwood apartment complex in the 19800 block of 50th Avenue West where a man was allegedly stabbed Friday night. (Lynnwood Police)
Lynnwood man arrested for allegedly stabbing acquaintance

They were arguing at an apartment complex and began fighting.

A storm Sunday caused damage to power lines like this on Woods Creek Road in Monroe across Snohomish County. Another storm was projected for later Monday. (Snohomish County PUD)
PUD restores power and braces for new windy problems

About 55,000 Snohomish County PUD customers lost power Sunday. Most of them had their power restored by the next day.

Top row (L-R): Brian Saulsman, Jeremiah Campbell and Mary Reule. Bottom row (L-R): Molly Barnes, Janine Burkhardt and Sarah Johnson. Not pictured (and running unopposed): Jennifer Bumpus.
Mandates, critical race theory steal spotlight in Monroe school races

In Snohomish County, school board races have become a proxy for ideological battles. Monroe is a prime example.

Woman, 60, shot after neighbor dispute near Everett

The suspect, 19, confronted the woman with a shotgun, and allegedly shot her.

Top row (L-R): Kim Daughtry, Michele Hampton, Gary Petershagen, Joyce Copley. Bottom row (L-R): Jessica Wadhams, Steve Ewing, Marcus A. Tageant, Joseph Jensen.
In growing Lake Stevens, controversy frames council races

The city is booming with development. Now four incumbents look to fend off challengers.

Top (L-R): Judy Schwab, Peter Swardstrom. Bottom (L-R): Jayme Lee Vail, Charles Hauck.
Masks? Sex ed? Where do Mukilteo school board candidates stand?

Three newcomers are in races for two seats. In each case, there’s a candidate calling for a “back to basics” approach.

Top (L-R): Alicia Crank, Kristiana Johnson, Janelle Cass. Bottom (L-R): Will Chen, Neil Tibbott, Adrienne Fraley-Monillas.
Q&A: Edmonds candidates talk policy on hot-button issues

Six candidates are running for three City Council seats. The Daily Herald quizzed them on housing, tree code and more.

Caregiver charged with raping Everett woman with dementia

A DNA sample found “very strong support” that Kelvin Njeru was the suspect, prosecutors allege.

Top (L-R): Nate Nehring, Nicole Ng-A-Qui, Jared M. Mead. Bottom (L-R): Brenda Carrington, Sam Low, Brandy Donaghy.
3 challengers face long-shot odds in County Council races

Each race has a clear political divide. And each Snohomish County district reliably leans either red or blue.

Most Read