With political campaigns in full swing, it is important to look not only at words but at the actions of politicians seeking election. Newcomer Mary Ehrlich, running for Everett City Council Position 1, is a woman of action. Mary Ehrlich is the only city council candidate endorsed by the Washington Conservation Voters.
We as Everett citizens have a wonderful treasure at our fingertips. The wonderful waterways of Everett are ours to protect, to cherish and to preserve for generations to come. The decisions being made now are vital to the long-range effects development will have on the species within the quiet waters (sea life, plant life) and along its banks (bird life and human life). It is our responsibility to place in office those candidates who will listen, research and act with mindful vision to the delicate balance of our environment. Mary Ehrlich is that candidate.
In March, Mary Ehrlich chaired the coordinating committee which sponsored the wonderfully informative Citizens Cruise of the Snohomish Estuary. The event was co-sponsored by the Mosquito Fleet. Attendees, including my college-age son and I, were treated to a morning boat trip along the Sound and the riverways. My son and I listened and learned from guest speakers, gathered pamphlets to study at home, sighed in awe of the eagle watching us as we watched it, laughed at the sea lions on the log booms and planned to find the Osprey nest (one of 23 along the waterfront) that can be viewed from Legion Park. As I shared this wonderful environment with my son, I could only hope that someday I would share the same with my grandchildren. Development of our waterfront areas must be done with wisdom to allow new growth that will be user-friendly to the Everett citizens while being protective of the habitat of creatures entrusted to our care.