District 3:  Edmonds  -  Lynnwood -  Woodway

Councilmember Stephanie Wright
                                October 22, 2012
Japanese Gulch Restoration Wins Award
Lynndale Park
Beekeeper Courses in Everett
Stephanie Wright, District 3 County Councilmember

Councilmember 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 

Japanese Gulch Fish Passage 



The Puget Sound Regional Council has selected the Japanese Gulch Fish Passage Improvement Project for a 2012 VISION 2040 award, which recognizes innovative projects and programs helping to ensure a sustainable future as our region grows.


The Japanese Gulch Fish Passage Improvement Project sought to eliminate fish barriers and daylight the Japanese Gulch Creek with the hopes of returning salmon to the stream. "This project created an innovative model for multiple levels of government and civic interests working together to achieve community environmental, cultural and educational goals," said Councilmember Stephanie Wright, who also serves as Chair of the VISION 2040 Awards Selection Committee.


The City of Mukilteo, Paine Field Airport, and Edmonds Community College were all recipients of the VISION 2040 Award for their participation. When remnants of an early 1900s lumber worker community were found, Edmonds Community College joined the project by training students to remove historic artifacts as part of its anthropology and archaeology field training program. The project also serves as part of the environmental mitigation for Pain Field, and helps preserve this valuable resource for the people of Mukilteo and Snohomish County.




Make a Difference at Lynndale Park!

Join your friends and neighbors in making a difference at Lynndale Park on Saturday, October 27 at 9:30am. Lynnwood's fall park clean-up day will focus on efforts that include grappling with the villainous English Ivy and other invasive species to protect native vegetation, re-graveling hiking trails and laying down woodchips under playground equipment. These volunteer efforts help beautify and preserve our parks, which remain among our most important community assets.


For more information, please visit www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/volunteer. You may RSVP with the Community Outreach Specialist at 425-670-5023 or by email at jmoore@ci.lynnwood.wa.us.








Buzz Brews Around Beekeeping


Those underappreciated honeybees buzzing in your flower bushes play an important role in our daily lives, from our own backyard gardens to our state's largest agricultural providers: the majority of foods we consume depend on pollination. Washington State University Snohomish County Extension and Beez Neez Apiary Supply team up each year to sponsor three sessions of apprentice-level course from the Master Beekeeping program.


These sessions are designed to build basic skills and cover such areas as bee biology, equipment, seasonal management, pests and disease, and honey harvesting. A five-week course is also available, which provides a thorough introduction for novices, as well as a comprehensive refresher course for the experienced apiculturist.


Class size is limited and always fills quickly. There are just a few seats left for the November series. The cost for the five-week course is $75 per person. Register online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/250308  for the fall event, or www.brownpapertickets.com/event/250312  and www.brownpapertickets.com/event/250316    respectively for the January and February 2013 sessions.


You can also download the form and mail it with your check. For registration information, contact Karie Christensen at (425) 357-6039 or e-mail christensen4@wsu.edu.


For more information on the course, contact Dave Pehling, pehling@wsu.edu, (425) 357-6019.




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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