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Visit a Park

To get more information about Edmonds Parks click here.

Civic Center Master Plan

We need your input!
Click here for up-to-date project info.

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Highway 99 Corridor / Subarea Planning

The Highway 99 Subarea Plan is underway to develop a vision for land use and transportation along the corridor. Click here to visit the project website. You can also find more information here.
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Update on Edmonds Newsletter

The Mayor's quarterly newsletter published four times a year in January, April, July and October. Click here for the current issue.


Local Edmonds Links

Ferry Info

Port of Edmonds
Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Project
Puget Sound Bird Fest
Sustainable Edmonds
Edmonds Historical Museum
Environmental Education Links
Clearing Magazine
Clearinghouse for Environmental Education and Information
Center for Global Environmental Education
Environmental Education Association of Washington (EEAW)
Project Wild
Morning Earth
Homeschool Education Resources
Multiple Intelligences - Do we all learn alike?
Nature Deficit Disorder - generations without an appreciation of nature?
The Homeschool Mom - A lot of information and resources.
Homeschool Central Science Resources
K- 6 Homeschool Resources
How to Smile - The Best in Science and Math Activities!
National Park Foundation Electronic Field Trips
Middle School Homeschool Resources
NOAA Research - Science for Middle Schoolers
Nature Mapping in Washington
Science Resources from Homeschool NYC
Classified Animals! Dichotomous Keys and "Who's Who"
High School Homeschool Resources
Applied Math & Science Education Repository
Bioluminescence - San Diego Natural History Museum
Project SeaCamel - Underwater video field trips
Extreme 2000: Voyage to the Deep!
Marine Links

BEACH Program - Washington State Department of Health
The Bioluminescence Web Page
The Bridge - Ocean Sciences Education Teacher Resource Center
Dauphine Island Sea Lab Resource
Estuary Live
First Census of Marine Life 2010
Marine Flora
Monterey Bay Aquarium
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
NOAA - National Ocean Service
NOAA - Ocean and Coastal Resource Management
National Marine Educators Association
Northwest Aquatic & Marine Educators (NAME)
Ocean Link
Oceanic Society
Orca Network
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center - NOAA
Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Port Townsend Marine Science Center
Puna Ridge
Shannon Point Marine Center
The Seattle Aquarium
The Sea
Snohomish County Beach Watchers
Washington Sea Grant Program
Whale Net
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Forest Links
The National Arbor Day Foundation
Temperate Forest Foundation
USDA - Forest Service, Conservation Education
Washington Native Plant Society
Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation
Non-Profits & Misc.
American Birding Association
American Rivers
Bats Northwest
National Audubon Society
National Wildlife Federation
Pilchuck Audubon Society
Sierra Club

Endangered Species Program - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
NOAA - Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
Puget Sound Shared Strategy
Stream Net
WDFW Salmon & Steelhead Conservation
Government Links
National Park Service - NPS
National Science Foundation - NSF
National Weather Service - NWS
National GAP Analysis Program
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration - NOAA
NOAA Fisheries Service
U.S. Geological Survey - USGS
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - USFWS
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - EPA
USDA Forest Service
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife - WDFW
WDFW - GAP Analysis Program
Washington State Department of Ecology

Please Wait until After 6 pm on July 3rd to Put Out Chairs for 4th of July Parade

Rule Allows Parade-Goers to Save Seats While Also Keeping Sidewalks Safe for Pedestrians

(Edmonds, WA) – With the popular Edmonds Fourth of July Parade just days away, the City of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are reminding the community about the following items to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of July for all: 

  • The placement of lawn chairs and other items along the parade route will be allowed after 6pm Sunday evening, 7/3/16.
  • Please refrain from chaining or otherwise attaching chairs to each other and to stationary items such as trees, sign posts, etc. This policy is to allow parade-goers to stake out their viewing places in advance, as has been the tradition, but to also avoid the safety and access concerns of lengthy sidewalk obstructions well in advance of the Fourth.
  • After 6am on July 4th streets along the parade route will be closed to traffic by the Edmonds Police Department, so personal vehicle access to the route will not be possible until after the parade clears.  
  • Chairs and other items placed in the right-of-way along the parade route before 6pm Sunday 7/3/16 will be removed by the Public Works Department. They may be retrieved during regular business hours at the Public Works Building at 7110 - 210th Street SW. Phone: 425-771-0235. 

“Edmonds has one of the best small-town Fourth of July celebrations around, and we all look forward to the annual festivities that make this day so special,” says Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling. “Following these important rules allows everyone to enjoy a safe and happy holiday.”

“For 109 years, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been proud to sponsor this beloved parade and all-day party to celebrate America’s birthday,” adds Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President Greg Urban. “We want to thank everyone for helping us keep our streets and sidewalks safe during this popular celebration.” 

For more information about Edmonds 4th of July festivities, please visit the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce website at www.edmondswa.com.


76th Ave @ 212th St. Intersection Improvements - Construction Phase Update

Contact:       Bertrand Hauss, Transportation Engineer
bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov   425.771.0220

Construction phase UPDATE

(Edmonds - WA) 76th Ave W at 212th St SW is one of the busiest signalized intersections in the City and is served by two busy arterial streets. The intersection experiences long delays during peak commuting periods and school hours due to the limited capacity of the intersection. Both approaches of 76th Ave W have two shared lanes with no dedicated left turn lane. The left turn volumes are very high, and operate independently. The proposed improvements will provide dedicated left turn lanes on 76th Avenue with simultaneous turning movements during the left turn phase. This, along with the addition of right-turn pockets and new traffic signals will increase the capacity and improve intersection signal operation, traffic flow, vehicle delay, and air quality by reducing vehicle emissions. Various City utility upgrades (water, sewer, and drainage) as well as conversion of overhead utilities (both power and communications)   to underground are being incorporated into the project. Bike lanes will also be added on all approaches as part of this project, extending approximately 300’ from the intersection.

The design and right-of-way phases were completed in May, 2016 and the project was advertised for construction shortly thereafter so that construction could begin in July. A federal construction grant was secured in 2015, in the amount of $3,020,000 (with 13.5% local match from Streets and Utility Funds).  Unfortunately, the low bid received at the June 9th, 2016 bid opening was significantly greater than the resources currently available to complete the work. Edmonds City Council has therefore rejected all bids. That means construction won’t begin this July as planned and the project will need to be re-advertised in early 2017. Over the next couple of months, the City will be applying for additional grant funding to eliminate the existing budget shortfall. As soon as we can assemble the necessary funding package the City will rebid the project.

Civic Park Master Plan Open House June 23

Civic Park Master Plan Open House
Join us Thursday, June 23, 6-7:30pm, in the Edmonds Plaza Room (above the Library), 650 Main Street.  Press Release | More Information

Hazard Mitigation Plan Open House - we need your input!


Hazard Mitigation Plan Open House – we need your input!

(Edmonds - WA)  Learn more about natural hazards in our area, and what the City is doing to prepare for them, by coming to a meeting hosted by the City of Edmonds and Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management.  The meeting is being held at the Edmonds Plaza Room at 650 Main Street, Edmonds, on Tuesday, June 21st, from 5 to 7 pm.

The City of Edmonds, in partnership with Snohomish County Department of Emergency Management, is updating the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.  At the meeting you can learn more about the Plan, and what the City and County are doing to reduce the risks to you and your property.  For more information, call Michael Cawrse, City of Edmonds Engineering Division, at 425.771.0220.

Flags at Half Staff

flag half staffSunday, 6/12/16 at 2:58 pm until Sunset Thursday, 6/16/16 ~ By Presidential Proclamation Flags are to be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the attack on Orlanda, Florida.

City Overlay Program

The Overlay contractor is set to move into Edmonds the week of June 20th.

Visit the City's new webpage www.overlays.edmondswa.gov to stay up-to-date on the latest news and scheduling.

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Edmonds Sister City Commission Looking for Host Families

Delegation of 10 Students and 2 Chaperones to Visit Edmonds in August

(Edmonds, WA) - Looking for a great way to expand your family’s global horizon? Would your children enjoy a cross-cultural experience that broadens their view of the world? Are you and your family interested in making new friends from far-away places? Then we’ve got an opportunity for you! read more

Long Time City Employee Retires

City Employee Jim Ward retired this week after 26 years of employment with the City. Jim worked most recently for the Street/Storm Department in Public Works and will be missed by many!

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From the left, Billy Ward (son), Mayor Earling, Jim Ward.

Open House for Highway 99 Subarea Plan May 19


Contact:  Shane Hope, AICP, Development Services Director | 425.771.0220 x1216|shane.hope@edmondswa.gov


Feedback sought to help shape area’s future

(Edmonds, WA)  Ideas for the Highway 99 area’s future will be shown at an open house sponsored by the City of Edmonds on Thursday, May 19th.  The public is welcome to attend the open house anytime between 7:00 and 8:30 pm at Edmonds Swedish Hospital, 4th floor, 21601 76th Ave W., Edmonds.

Planning for the Highway 99 area got underway late last year.  The project includes identifying future transportation improvements—both pedestrian and vehicular, as well as options for future land use and next steps the City can take to achieve the vision.  Ten million dollars is reserved in Washington State’s transportation budget for improvements in this area.  Environmental impacts will be considered in the plan too. 

The May 19 open house follows a March 24th workshop where over 50 attendees participated in a visioning exercise and instant polling. Results from the workshop and other input have been refined and incorporated into draft scenarios that will be on display at the May 19 open house.

Draft scenarios will propose short and long-term visions for the Edmonds’ Highway 99 area.  Input can be provided on the scenarios, especially for potential transportation and development impacts.  Attendees may also suggest topics for the environmental review process.  City staff and consultants will be at the open house to answer questions and hear comments.

The purpose of the Highway 99 subarea planning project is to create a vision and help secure funding for the corridor.

Historically, the corridor developed with little planning guidance. Taking a more proactive approach is intended to establish a “big picture” view of the future, based on community goals such as transportation, land use, and safety.   The plan will have action steps to help implement the vision.

By late 2016, a draft Highway 99 Subarea Plan is expected to be ready for public review. It will be revised as needed and considered by the Edmonds City Council for adoption.

For more information, contact Shane Hope, Development Services Director, or Brad Shipley, Associate Planner, at the City of Edmonds, 425) 771-0220 or go online at:  http://www.edmondshwy99.org/


Edmonds Sister City Commission Seeks Applicants for Assistant Language Teacher in Japan

Experienced Teacher Shall Also Act as Edmonds’ Unofficial Ambassador to Hekinan 

(Edmonds, WA) - The Edmonds Sister City Commission is accepting applications for a full-timeAssistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Hekinan, Japan, for a two-year term starting August 2016. The ALT will supplement the curriculum and lesson plans provided by the Japanese teacher of the class with English speaking practice and skills, as well as class presentations when requested.

for more information including pay and compensation package please click here.

May 11th Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate Completion of 'Missing Link' on 228th Street In Edmonds

For more information click here.

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