Beach Watcher training starts March 15; application deadline March 5

Help protect Puget Sound’s waters, wildlife and landscape through education, research and stewardship offered by the WSU Extension Beach Watcher training program, which starts March 15. Participants will receive 80 hours of university-caliber training involving field trips and expert lectures on topics like salmon, water quality, climate change, marine wildlife, coastal processes, citizen science and…

Snohomish PUD seeking sites for local solar projects

Snohomish County PUD is soliciting sites for local solar energy projects, with a focus on supporting organizations that provide community services and/or renewable energy education. The solar projects are funded under the utility’s Planet Power program through voluntary contributions from PUD customers. The 2019 projects are the final round of Planet Power projects as the…

Edmonds CC Bee Club to show ‘Flight of the Butterflies’ Feb. 21

Curious about the longest known insect migration on Earth? The Edmonds Community College Bee Club and Green Team is hosting a screening of Flight of the Butterflies on Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Black Box Theatre. The documentary follows a butterfly monarch leading her family on a perilous, 2,000 kilometer journey from Mexico to Canada….

Local businesses invited to take the EnviroStars Earth Day Challenge

Snohomish County PUD, Snohomish County, the City of Edmonds and Snohomish Health District have joined together to launch Snohomish County’s EnviroStars Earth Day Challenge, a competition to promote the benefits of EnviroStars to Snohomish County businesses. The Earth Day Challenge will run through March 31. Businesses that register and achieve recognition from EnviroStars by that…

Students Saving Salmon help restore local salmon populations

Students from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools are helping restore and enhance local salmon populations. Last Friday and Saturday, students placed fertilized coho and chum salmon eggs in instream incubators called “hatchboxes.”  The hatchboxes with chum salmon eggs were placed in lower Lunds Gulch Creek at Meadowdale Beach Park and those with coho salmon eggs…

Cash, discounts to recycle or replace your wood stove

Old, uncertified wood stoves and inserts are particularly polluting and inefficient. These wood stoves are no longer legal to sell, purchase, give away or re-install anywhere in Washington state due to the significant pollution they generate. If you have an old or uncertified wood-burning device, you may qualify for the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s…

Edmonds Rep. Strom Peterson co-sponsoring statewide reusable bag legislation

State Rep. Strom Peterson of Edmonds (D-21st District) and Sen. Kevin Ranker of Orcas Island announced Wednesday they are introducing companion bills during the January 2019 session of the state legislature to address plastic pollution and recycling contamination due to plastic bags. Called the reusable bag bill, the legislation will build off the existing 23…