Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Arlington and local Cub Scouts planted trees at Stormwater Wetland Park on May 1. (City of Arlington)

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Arlington and local Cub Scouts planted trees at Stormwater Wetland Park on May 1. (City of Arlington)

Scouts, Rotarians collaborate to restore an Arlinton park

Rotary and Cub Scouts plant trees in Arlington

Stormwater Wetland Park has some new greenery after 25 volunteers from the Rotary Club of Arlington and Cub Scouts took over the park for a morning of service on May 1.

The restoration project included planting 128 trees in a half-acre existing Native Growth Protection Area. The trees were donated through a partnership with the Village Experience Learning Center and the City of Arlington Stormwater Department.

Everett Animal Shelter fundraiser exceeds goal

The shelter set out to raise $10,000 in its annual “GiveBIG” fundraiser. So far, over $13,500 has been raised.

The funds will be used to help rehabilitate abandoned, abused, neglected and homeless pets in the community, providing them with vaccines, medical care, special diet food and more.

GiveBIG will accept donations until midnight on May 10th.

EvCC plant swap tradition revived

Everett Community College’s annual plant swap was canceled in 2020. This year, Dennis and Jill Ryan took it upon themselves to make it happen. They were determined to keep the tradition alive and to share their love for gardening.

They provided 1,554 plants that they either raised from seed and from cuttings to 118 staff and students who asked for plants. They also gave away bug houses, worms for compost bins and some pots made by Dennis, who was a longtime EvCC employee.

They found a way to get plants to people, following state guidelines of physical distancing.

High schoolers win accolades at automotive skills competition

The Edmonds School District Automotive Performance Club made a virtual appearance at the Washington State Skills USA Championships and four high schoolers earned high marks.

The students from Meadowdale High School earned some of the top honors in the state.

Cameron Skinner won first place and Maxwell Bird took home third place in the competition’s automotive service category. In the automotive maintenance section, Britain Smith was first place and Jonah Peterson came in second.

Skinner and Smith will move on to compete nationally in their respective categories.

Senior from Lake Stevens wins Amazon scholarship

Lake Stevens High School senior Madisen Cordell earned a $40,000 Amazon Future Engineer Scholarship to fund her pursuit of a secondary degree in computer science and mathematics.

The program is aimed to inspire high schoolers with an eye on science to pursue it as a career by offering award recipients $10,000 annually at an accredited four-year college or university, as well as a paid summer internship at Amazon after their freshman year of college.

Know someone who deserves recognition? Call 425-339-3432 or email newstips@heraldnet.com

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Local News

A view of one of the potential locations of the new Aquasox stadium on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024 in Everett, Washington. The site sits between Hewitt Avenue, Broadway, Pacific Avenue and the railroad. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
20 businesses could be demolished for downtown Everett stadium

Some business owners say the city didn’t tell them of plans for a new AquaSox stadium that could displace their businesses.

Kathy Purviance-Snow poses for a photo in her computer lab at Snohomish High School on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, in Snohomish, WA. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
To ban or embrace ChatGPT? Local teachers fight AI with AI — or don’t

“It has fundamentally changed my teaching in really stressful and exciting ways,” an EvCC teacher said. At all levels of education, ChatGPT poses a tricky question.

In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo a Boeing 737 MAX 7 is displayed during a debut for employees and media of the new jet in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
FAA gives Boeing 90 days to develop plan to fix quality, safety issues

The agency’s ultimatum comes a day after a meeting with CEO Dave Calhoun and other top Boeing officials in Washington, D.C.

A man walks by Pfizer headquarters, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, in New York. Pfizer will spend about $43 billion to buy Seagen and broaden its reach into cancer treatments, the pharmaceutical giant said. (AP Photo / Mark Lennihan, File)
Pfizer backs out of Everett manufacturing plant after $43B Seagen deal

Pfizer finalized the acquisition of the Bothell-based cancer drug developer in December.

Cars drive through snow along I-5 in Snohomish County, Washington on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
In March, 7 p.m. sunsets are back for Western Washington

Washingtonians will finally start seeing more sun starting March 10. But a little more winter could be on the way first.

One of the parking lots at Stevens Pass Thursday afternoon on December 30, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stevens Pass to charge $20 for parking reservations on busy days

Two-thirds of spaces will remain free for early arrivers on weekends. Cars with four or more occupants can also park free.

Days after shootout with Lynnwood police, suspect checks into hospital

Police learned the 18-year-old was in a hospital in Portland, Oregon. His alleged role in the shooting remained unclear.

Snohomish County pharmacy tech accused of stealing 2,500 opioid pills

Rachel Langdon stole oxycodone while working at a Snohomish County pharmacy, according to state Department of Health allegations.

Patrick Kunz speaks during his sentencing on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at Snohomish County Superior Court in Everett, Washington.(Annie Barker / The Herald)
Everett gymnastics coach who spied on students sentenced to 6 months

Patrick Kunz, 47, pleaded guilty to charges of voyuerism and possession of child pornography last month.

Traffic moves along Highway 526 in front of Boeing’s Everett Production Facility on Nov. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / Sound Publishing)
Everett transgender mechanic alleges Boeing treated her ‘like a zoo animal’

For years, Boeing allowed toxicity “to fester and grow” at its Everett factory, according to Rachel Rasmussen, an employee from 1989 to 2024.

Everett police officers survey the scene of a shooting along East Casino Road on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Washington’s 5th police academy could be in Snohomish County

A new academy in Northwest Washington would help clear a lengthy wait list for new police hires to get training.

Monroe High School (Monroe School District)
Monroe High School teacher accused of sexual misconduct, put on leave

Few details were not available Thursday afternoon. Police were seeking information from the public.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.