Footbridge coming down
EVERETT — A main strip of Everett’s waterfront will be blocked off for about 12 hours Saturday, so contractors can tear down a footbridge at the site of the former Kimberly-Clark tissue plant. Crews will close West Marine View Drive between Everett Avenue and the entrance to the Naval Station on 19th Street from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for the project.
The bridge is one of the lingering artifacts of Everett’s mill town history, but new owners at the pulp mill site asked to have it taken down as a condition of its sale, according to the state Department of Transportation. The Kimberly-Clark mill shut down in 2012. Over the following years, sales stalled due to disagreements over how to clean up the 66 acres of polluted land.
Hear from the Paddle Pilgrim
Marysville’s Outdoor Speaker Series welcomes professor and pastor Dave Ellingson as he recounts his solo adventure down the Mississippi River, 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $5 at the door. Refreshments will be available for purchase.
More info: marysvillewa.gov
Weigh in on park land
The city of Everett is seeking ideas for parks department property at Madison Street and Morgan Road.
A public meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Spruce Hall at Forest Park.
More info: everettwa.gov/parks.
Learn boating safety
The Lake Stevens Police Department plans a boating safety class May 12. Registration is open now through May 5.
The free class fulfills the requirements for state boater education. It’s planned from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Stevens Educational Service Center.
More info: 425-334-9537
WAYS TO HELP
Assist with equine
All Breed Equine Rez-Q in Marysville seeks volunteers. The all-volunteer nonprofit cares for abandoned, abused, neglected and otherwise needy horses and ponies.
More info: 425-263-6390,206-498-9392, allbreedhorserescue.com
PAWS Wildlife Center in Lynnwood seeks volunteer wildlife care assistants.
Humane Society seeks volunteers
The Humane Society at HappyPaws Farm seeks volunteers to help walk large dogs afternoons at the shelter, 19933 Old Burn Road in Arlington. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and experienced with dogs. Other volunteers also are needed to cut grass, raise funds for dog and cat food, for an animal food bank and vet expenses, and other tasks.