Ehrlich represents shoreline concerns

Important decisions about the future of the Snohomish River estuary will be made in the next few years, and the city of Everett would be well-served by electing Mary Ehrlich to help guide those decisions.

Mary understands the importance of our shoreline environment to the people of Everett for parks and open space, as well as to the fish and wildlife, which depend on this habitat to survive in our increasingly urbanized watershed.

The citizens of Everett understand this too. They desire protection of our valuable and fragile shoreline resources. They want trails around the Everett peninsula to connect natural areas and water viewpoints. They want to restore our endangered salmon runs.

The choice couldn’t be clearer. Both of Mary’s opponents want to develop our few remaining areas of habitat. They call for office buildings and industry in the middle of wetlands and a golf course in the most valuable salmon restoration site in the entire estuary, in spite of the city’s own polls that show habitat enhancement, nature trails and passive enjoyment of this shoreline are what our citizens want.

The development community is well-represented on the current city council. It is time for the rest of the community to have a voice, by electing Mary Ehrlich to position one.

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