Recently, the Snohomish County Planning Department gave the go-ahead for clear-cutting and logging to begin Dec. 3 at Frognal Estates LLC’s proposed planned residential development in the Picnic Point ravine forest. However, SnoKing Watershed Council has an appeal currently scheduled to be heard in King County Superior Court on Feb. 15 of Frognal’s early logging and land disturbing activity permit, a procedural part of land-use appeal protocol under Snohomish County Planning Department’s own regulations. Please, to all those who want to protect these beautiful 22 acres of old and second-growth forest threatened by the Frognal development proposal:
• Send an email to Dave Somers, county executive, at Dave.Somers@co.snohomish.wa.us with copy to Barbara Mock, PDS Director, Barbara.Mock@co.snohomish.wa.us and tell them to halt immediately any clear-cutting and logging at Picnic Point ravine forest.
• Explain that SnoKing Watershed Council is appealing the early logging permit in court and that it is irresponsible and dangerous to allow logging in December due to winter rains in an area of steep slopes in proximity to downhill neighbors (Regatta Estates) and a vulnerable chinook salmon-bearing creek (Picnic Point Creek).