Front Porch: Adopt a flower basket

Through the city of Edmonds Adopt-A-Flower-Basket program, citizens pay $100 to adopt one of the city’s 138 baskets or pay $250 to adopt a corner park. Adoption donations help cover the costs of the flower program’s 20,000 plants. City staff also maintain 183 flower beds in 41 locations.

More information: flowerprogram.edmondswa.gov.

Ferry reservations available: Washington State Ferries opens the first seasonal vehicle reservations for the Anacortes-San Juan Islands route on Tuesday at 7 a.m. The 2015 summer sailing schedule runs from June 14 until Sept. 19.

Summer reservations for the Port Townsend/Coupeville and Anacortes/Sidney B.C. route will also be released Tuesday at 7 a.m.

The new Save A Spot vehicle-reservation program enables customers to reserve a spot for vehicles on a ferry as early as two months before the summer schedule takes effect, guaranteeing them a spot on the ferry. It also helps Washington State Ferries manage demand while reducing long lines at the terminal.

Online reservations are available at www.takeaferry.com or by calling 888-808-7977.

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