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Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Around Snohomish, Island counties

Camano: Presentation on water quality
The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project plans to put on a presentation to help people learn what they can do to improve water quality called "It's a Shore Thing: Beaches, Clean Water and our Local Wildlife." The event is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Camano Multipurpose Center (blue building), 141 E. Camano Drive.
More info: go to, call 360-387-2236, or e-mail
Edmonds: City receives $188K state grant
The city has received a $188,772 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to plan and design a project to reduce stormwater runoff into Perrinville Creek. It aims to help to reduce pollution going into the creek and Brown's Bay.
"We are very pleased to have this signed grant funding agreement from Ecology," said Mayor Dave Earling in a statement. "Our city's stormwater engineering, operations, and maintenance staff are always excited by any opportunity to conserve and enhance the environmental health of our community's watersheds."
Lanscape architect sought for design board
The city is accepting applications for the landscape architect position on the Architectural Design Board.
This is a volunteer position and requires the appointed board member to attend up to two evening meetings a month, on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Public Safety Complex.
Applications can be obtained at Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Avenue N, online at under government, boards and commissions, current openings, or by calling 425-771-0247.
Lake Stevens: Softball challenge planned
The Lake Stevens police and fire departments plan their annual "Guns 'n Hoses Softball Challenge" for 3 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Stevens High School baseball field along 113th Avenue NE. Admission is one donation of a snack food per person.
All proceeds go to the Lake Stevens Family Center.
More info: or call 425-776-9173 Ext. 3300 or email
Mountlake Terrace: Art submissions needed
The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is seeking paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, 3-Dimensional and artisans' works for its 35th Annual Juried Art Show. More than $4,000 in prize money is available. Arts of the Terrace is held Sept. 28–Oct. 6. Deadline for entries is Aug. 30. To enter, go to and on the home page under "most requested services" click on Arts of the Terrace.
Mukilteo: Open house at Fire Station 25
Mukilteo firefighters plan an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24. at Fire Station 25, 10400 47th Place W.
There will be a firefighting demonstration, in addition to free blood pressure checks. People also will be able to check out police and fire vehicles, and get information about family safety and emergency preparedness.

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