District 3:  Edmonds  -  Lynnwood -  Woodway

Councilmember Stephanie Wright
                                  August 3, 2012
Vision 2040 Award
National Night Out
Fruit Tree Workshops
Stephanie Wright, District 3 County CouncilmemberCouncilmember Stephanie Wright 
3000 Rockefeller, M/S 609,
Everett, WA 98201
Office Location:

8th floor, Robert J. Drewel (Admin East) Building  

Phone: 425-388-3494     

Email me: Stephanie.Wright@snoco.org
Legislative Aide: Joshua.Thompson@snoco.org 



 Vision 2040 Award goes to

Community Transit and Snohomish County


The Vision 2040 Award recognizes innovative projects and programs that help to create a sustainable future as the region grows and develops.  The Puget Sound Regional Council, including representatives from five area counties, chose the Community Transit and Snohomish County "Curb the Congestion" program for the 2012 award.


VISION 2040 is an integrated, long-range vision for the future to help maintain a healthy region, bringing together growth management, economic, and transportation strategy to meet the needs of the 5million people that are expected to be living in the Puget Sound region by year 2040. 


The Curb the Congestion program is an escellent example of how partnerships are making a difference in the region.  Not only has this program been producing results since 2008, but is one that can be built on and expanded to keep reducing congestion in key Snohomish County Corridors.  In its first year, Curb the Congestion removed more than 100 cars per day from 164th St SW, which had been determined at-capacity.  After the initial success, the program grew to add congested roads in Everett and Lake Stevens, signing up more than 350 participants to remove 18,000 drive-alone commutes in just the first two years of the program.


More information on the Curb the Congestion program is available at the Community Transit website, as well as information on incentives and awards for participating in the program.



National Night Out

Tuesday, August 7th marks the 28th Annual National Night Out, which began as a means to highlight public safety and crime provention by bringing community members together for events ranging from block parties to open houses at local police and fire stations.  Getting to know your neighbors during a National Night Out block party is a fun and easy way to reduce crime.


While Edmonds held their event a week early, neighborhoods in Lynnwood will be hosting individual block parties this upcoming Tuesday.  Representatives from the fire and police departments will be visiting those neighborhoods that register their block party with the Lynnwood Police Crime Prevention Unit at 425-670-5635.


Have fun while strengthening our communities!







Summer Fruit Tree Worshops



The Washington State University extension program will be offering two August workshops in Snohomish County for those interested in learning the art of pruning and bud grafting. Workshops will be held Saturday, August 18 at Ed's Apples, located at 13420 - 339th Ave SE, just of SR 2 in Sultan.  The instructor will be Gary Moultan, who has been with the Fruit Horticulture department at the WSU Research Station in Mt. Vernon since 1980.  He took over management, direction, and leadership of the program in 1991, and will be a great resource for those hankering for a boost to their fruit tree knowledge.


The learning begins with a Fruit Tree Pruning workshop, running from 10am - 12pm, during with you'll learn the basics of pruning, the physiology of a tree's response to midseason pruming, and what to avoid to not exacerbate problems.  From 1pm - 3pm, the Bud Grafting workshop will drop some grafting knowledge on attendees, each of whom will receive a Victorinox grafting knife.  Bring your gloves for some hands-on practice.


Class size for each workshop is limited to make sure it is a quality experience for those who attend, so register soon.  The pruning workshop is $25 per person, while the bud grafting workshop runs $40 per person; signing up for both will save you $5.  You can register by mail, or by contacting Karie Christensen at (425)357-6012 or klchristen@wsu.edu.




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Thank you for being an involved citizen. It is truly a pleasure and an honor to represent you on the Council! I am inspired by your active participation and thankful for your ongoing support.



Stephanie Wright
Snohomish County Councilmember, District 3