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Urban Forest Management Plan

We are in the process of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan. Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector

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Edmonds Housing Strategy

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor.  You can find more information here.
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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

Click here for project information and updates.

Yep, I’m talking about pet waste. Dog poop. Cat feces. We’ve all come across it, at one time or another. On the sidewalk, at the beach, in our gardens, on our SHOES! Just think - there are approximately 160,000 dogs in Snohomish County, and they produce the same amount of waste as about 40,000 people (the population of Edmonds).

drain copySo each time it rains, any pet waste left on the sidewalk or at the park is picked up by stormwater and washed into storm drains. It then goes into our storm drains, and is eventually discharged, untreated, to our creeks, Lake Ballinger, or Puget Sound. Remember, pet waste is raw sewage and contains harmful organisms that can make humans sick. Pet waste is one of the leading causes of surface water contamination.

In addition, it’s a violation of Edmonds City Code to leave your pet’s waste in public areas. Chapter 5.05.070 Public Safety/Animal Control specifies that it is unlawful for animal owners to allow their pets to deposit waste in public areas, unless that waste is picked up immediately. Additionally, pet owners need to be prepared to pick up any pet waste that might get deposited – bring your bags! Once it’s picked up, throw the poop in the trash. And don’t forget to wash your hands.

dogHere are some traditional disposal methods that are less effective in keeping pet waste out of our surface waters:

• Flushing – this method of pet waste disposal is less practical (picture yourself carrying a bag, or better yet a shovel, of pet waste into your bathroom).

• Composting – yard waste bins don’t get hot enough to kill harmful bacteria, and this creates contaminated compost. Save the biodegradable bags for your food waste, and use recycled plastic bags!

• Burying – some pathogens from pet waste can last up to 4 years in soil, which can result in contaminated backyards and streams.

When you’re walking your pet around town, head out to one of the 8 locations in Edmonds where pet waste bags are supplied by our Parks Department (see below). Or go the Off-Leash Area Edmonds (managed by volunteers – www.olae.org) at Marina Beach Park.

scoopLocations of pet waste bag dispensers in City of Edmonds Parks

• Sunset Avenue (between Bell St and Caspers St) - 1 dispenser at each end of Sunset Avenue N.

• Edmonds City Park (600 3rd Ave S) - 1 dispenser at trail entrance to southeast wooded area.

• Yost Park (9535 Bowdoin Way) - 1 dispenser in upper parking lot near playground and 1 near pool service road/inner trail access.

• Pine Ridge Park (20330 83rd Ave W) - 1 dispenser near north parking lot at gate/trail access.

• Hickman Park (23700 104th Ave W) - 1 dispenser in SE corner of park.

• Mini Park (131 Sunset Ave) - 1 dispenser on north edge of park just off sidewalk.

•Hutt Park (92nd Ave and 187th Ave SW) - 1 dispenser near south entrance off 187th.

•7th & Elm Park - 1 dispenser in center of park near road.

Remember, pets don’t have thumbs, so they need us to pick up after them!!

Questions or comments? Contact Mike Cawrse, City of Edmonds Stormwater Technician, at (425) 771-0220 x1322 or michael.cawrse@edmondswa.gov.

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EnviroStars Celebrates 1st Anniversary

More than 150 businesses recognized in 1st year of state EnviroStars Program. For more information click here

City Seeks Applicants for Citizen Economic Development Commission Vacancy

City seeks applicants for Citizen Economic Development Commission. For more information click here.

Edmonds Diversity Films Series Second Season Starts in October

The City of Edmonds second season of Diversity Film Series starts this month. October kick-off features Japanese Internment-Era Sagas with a local connection. For more information click here

Edmonds Diversity Commission to Host 3rd Annual "World Cafe"

The Edmonds Diversity Commission will host the third annual "World Cafe" ~ community discussions on diversity, equity and inclusion.  For more information click here.

Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission is announcing the opening of the application period for the first round of 2019 grant awards. For more information click here.

New Video Promotes Edmonds Tourism

Release of Short Video Kicks off Community Video Contest

(Edmonds, WA) - The City of Edmonds is launching a new tourism video and creating a contest to invite the community to join in creating fun videos to share Edmonds’ best. While tourism-promotion has been a staple of the City’s economic development program for many years, for the first time video is becoming a key component of Edmonds’ tourism-promotion efforts. read more

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Student Representative Being Sought for Citizens' Tree Board

A student representative is being sought to serve on the Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board. The Tree Board actively encourages the planting, protecting, and maintaining of trees for long-term community benefit.  

“The Tree Board is a great community resource,” Chair Doug Peterson recently noted, “and the student representative position is a special opportunity.” 

More information about the Tree Board is on the City’s website at:  http://www.edmondswa.gov/tree-board.html. 

See the full press release here. 

Flag Lowering for National Patriot Day

flag half staffTuesday, September 11, 2018 until sunset ~ flags are to be flown at half-staff in observance of national Patriot Day, the annual memorial to the victims of the 2001 tragedy.

Edmonds' annual ceremony remembering the victims of September 11 will take place Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 9:11 am at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial at South County Fire Station 17 located at 275 Sixth Ave. N., Edmonds.

"Creating Stellar Stores" Retail Seminar - September 26

A retail seminar "Creating Stellar Stores" will be held on September 26. For more information click here. See flier here.

City Seeks Student Volunteers to Help Launch Youth Commission

City of Edmonds seeks student volunteers to help launch newly formed Youth Commission. For more information click here

Save the Date for Mayor Earling's Next Town Hall

std(Edmonds, WA)  – Mark your calendars for your next opportunity to hear and respond to the latest updates from Mayor Dave Earling and City Directors at a Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, September 19th, from 6:30-8:30pm at North Sound Center (formerly Edmonds Conference Center) located at 201 4th Ave N. Mayor Earling and his staff will host the community discussion that will include a question and answer session.

“My staff and I are always working to improve communications with our community, and these Town Halls offer a great opportunity for us to engage directly with the community and offer critical feedback on the issues of the day,” says Mayor Earling.

The Mayor and City Directors will each provide brief presentations and be available to address questions and comments from the community.

The meeting is open to the public. Community members are invited to attend to discuss current issues, ask questions and provide feedback.

For questions or more information, please contact the Mayor’s Office at 425.771.0247 or carolyn.lafave@edmondswa.gov. press release

 

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