You are going to have to dig deeper into your pocket to ride a ferry.
The first proposed increase starting Oct. 1 includes a 2.5 percent fare increase for cars and a 2 percent fare increase for passengers. The second phase, starting May 1, 2020, includes another increase for passengers and vehicles, plus a 25-cent increase for the capital surcharge.
It’s not final — yet. Action will be taken to adopt fare changes on Aug. 6.
What do you think about the proposed fares?
Tell a reporter and/or tell the state.
Email Andrea Brown at email@example.com or call 425-339-3443 for an upcoming story.
The state is doing an online open house through July 29. Go to www.wstc.wa.gov to provide feedback on each proposed change. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Ferry Fares” in the subject line. In writing: Washington State Transportation Commission, P.O. Box 47308, Olympia, WA 98504-7308.
Regenerative agriculture workshop
Learn regenerative methods of production for your land, large or small, whether you sell commercially or homestead for your family.
Practicing regenerative methods of land management can increase the health of livestock, soils and crops, and build resilience to extreme events such as drought.
David Capocci of Paca Pride will talk about rotational grazing and multi-species grazing, sustainable land use, low-impact livestock, tilth building strategies and production of barley fodder micro-greens for his livestock’s winter feed.
The workshop is 1 to 4:30 p.m. July 18 at Paca Pride Guest Ranch, 28311 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls.
More info: www.snohomishcd.org/events
Paws With Cause
“Coffee and Create,” a paint and sip with coffee hosted by Paws With Cause, is 10:30 a.m. to noon July 24 at Everett Mall. Come out and paint portraits of worthy shelter animals. Help get them adopted by being seen in beautiful colored portraits. No experience, no cost. Donations go to help local shelter animals.
More info: www.pawswithcause.org
Summer Fest will be from 1 to 3 p.m. July 27 at Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett.
Bring the whole family to the arboretum in Legion Park. Spend the afternoon listening to music, playing games, making art and exploring the gardens.
More info: www.evergreenarboretum.com
“Beavers in Cama Beach’s Backyard,”is set for 7 p.m. July 17 at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month.
More info: 360-387-2236; www.camanowildlifehabitat.org