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Snohomish County’s heritage preservation program now accepting applications for projects

Snohomish County is currently accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote heritage preservation in the county.
A past heritage preservation project - The Bothell Schoolhouse. Photo credit: Sarah Church, the City of Bothell.

Snohomish County is currently accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that develop and promote heritage preservation in the county.

"Growing Fruit Trees in the Northwest," by the Whistling Gardener

Growing apples, pears, cherries, plums and yes, even peaches and apricots isn’t rocket science but it does take some effort to produce quality fruit.
The Whistling Gardener is owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville. Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

If you have ever dreamed of picking your own fruit right off the tree and want to know how to make it happen the Whistling Gardener has some tips for you.

Growing apples, pears, cherries, plums and yes, even peaches and apricots isn’t rocket science but it does take some effort to produce quality fruit.

Cascade High School reorganizes track and cross country coach positions

Bill Hull appointed head coach for Cascade’s cross country program.
Bill Hull, Cascade High School's cross country head coach, has coached cross country for 26 years. Photo courtesy of Everett Public Schools.

In a joint announcement on Friday, January 23rd, Cascade High School Principal Cathy Woods and District Athletic Director Robert Polk introduced Bill Hull as the head coach for Cascade’s cross country program.

Inglemoor High School offering International Baccalaureate program to students outside Northshore School District

The IB program is an internationally oriented course of study, which is recognized by many universities around the world, hence the “International” aspect of the program.
The IB diploma requires study in six areas of coursework. Image credit: International Baccalaureate Organization.

All South Snohomish County and North King County high-achieving middle school students and their parents have an opportunity to find out about a unique high school program that prepares students for success in college.

The City of Mill Creek wants your opinions about City parks, trails, and recreational programming

The City of Mill Creek is in the process of updating its Parks and Open Space Plan and is seeking public input.
Let us know what you think. Image courtesy of the City of Mill Creek.

The City of Mill Creek is in the process of updating its Parks and Open Space Plan and is seeking public input.

We would appreciate it if you would take a brief survey to share your opinion on current City parks, trails and recreation programming and to let us know where you think the City should focus its efforts and funding over the next 20 years.

Please click here: 2015 Parks and Open Space Survey.

"White Birds of Winter" at the Northwest Stream Center

Snow geese have arrived in the Northwest.
Snow Geese. Photo Credit: G. Plowman.

The White Birds of Winter are here! Thousands of Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and Snow Geese have migrated from Alaska and Canada to feed in the farm fields of Washington.

On Thursday, January 29th at 7pm, the Trumpeter Swan Society’s Martha Jordan will be presenting a lecture and a spectacular slide show about these magnificent birds at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Steam Center in McCollum Park.