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Civic Center Master Plan

We need your input!
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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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76th Ave & 212th St Intersection Improvements

Click here for project information and updates.

 

 
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
Tsunami!
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

Salmon
 
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

Charlottesville and Beyond

By Mayor Dave Earling

I seldom comment on national issues, but the wrong in Charlottesville and the resulting failure of leadership and national outcry this past weekend points out wrongs on so many levels. read more

Bike2Health Project - Bicycle Counts Continue

Bicycle Counts Continue
Edmonds is continuing to conduct bicycle counts to understand how many people currently ride bikes in the streets where the proposed bicycle routes / bike lanes will be added later this Fall. Counts will also be completed after construction in order to determine how the new routes affect ridership. These counts are occurring quarterly until Fall 2017. The bicycle counts are scheduled for June 27th through June 29th at the following locations:

·        76th Avenue W & Olympic View Drive
·        9th Avenue S & Walnut Street
·        76th Avenue W & 212th Street SW
·        80th Avenue W & 224th Street SW 

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: read more

Urban Forest Management Plan - Survey Now Available

The City of Edmonds is working to develop an Urban Forest Management Plan that will primarily focus on managing trees on public properties and in public rights-of-way.  The plan will also consider some community-wide issues, for example, the community's total tree canopy, the role of trees in critical wildlife habitat corridors throughout the city and opportunities for public education.

Public input is welcome, so please tell us your thoughts by taking this SURVEY.

Water Conservation Kits Available!

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Free Water Conservation Items Available

The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free water conservation items to its water customers and are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, while supplies lastWater Conservation Items Listing.

 

Open House to Discuss Managing City’s Tree Cover

A public open house about managing the City’s trees will be held June 22, Thursday in the Brackett Room (3rd floor) of City Hall, 121 Fifth Avenue North, Edmonds.  The public can drop by anytime between 6:30 and 8:00 pm.  A presentation will be given at 7:00 pm.

“We want to share information and hear from people,” said Mayor Dave Earling, “about how the City’s urban forest— the trees and tree canopy—should be managed over the long term.  For example, do we need more trees in some places?  What kind?  Should all trees be saved, no matter what?” 

Development of an urban forest management plan for Edmonds is underway.  It follows up on discussion from two years ago of a draft tree code that would have affected the planting and cutting of trees on private property.

When the City Council determined to not adopt the draft tree code, the Council confirmed that it wanted to find the right balance for managing trees and to especially consider trees in the right of way and on public property.  An urban forest management could help do this.

Last year, a consulting firm, Davey Resource Group, was chosen to help develop an urban forest management plan for Edmonds.  The firm has been gathering information from Tree Board members and City staff.  Now broader public outreach is beginning.

The June 22 open house will show what’s been learned so far about the City’s tree canopy and managing trees in an urban environment.  Everyone is invited. 

The first and last parts of the open house will allow people to view displays and talk informally.  At 7:00 pm, a presentation will be given about the scope of the urban forest plan and next steps to develop it.  Questions and comments are welcome.

Edmonds & WWU Celebrate Completion of Successful Sustainable Cities Partnership

Joint endeavor of City of Edmonds staff and Western Washington University students covered a wide array of projects. For more information click here.

Free Small Business Workshop for Edmonds Businesses

Edmonds Business Owners To Get a Boost from Free Small Business Workshop. Click here for more information.

Edmonds Diversity Commission Offers Small Grants

The Edmonds Diversity Commission offers small grants for community projects that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion sought for funding. For more information see press release here. For application click here.

Edmonds Sister City Commission Looking for Host Families for Japanese Students

Open your home… open your world!

2016 Hekinan delegationHosting an international student brings another culture into your home; opens your children’s eyes to the wider world; provides you with an opportunity to share your traditions; and allows you and your family to form lasting relationships with people from across the globe!

The Edmonds Sister City Commission will welcome a group of 15 students and 2 chaperones from Hekinan, Japan this summer from August 4
th – 16th. We are currently looking for families who are interested in hosting 2 students in their home during this time. Students range in age from 15 – 18, all have studied English and all are enthusiastic about an American family experience. read more

Flag Lowering in Memory of Former Governor Mike Lowry

flag half staffThursday, May 25, 2017 until close of business on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 ~ by direction of Governor Jay Inslee, flags are to be flown at half-staff in memory of former Governor Mike Lowry who passed away on May 1 at the age of 78 of complications from a stroke.

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