The Wellington Hills Sports Complex? No, it's NOT a done deal!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

There will be no snickering

excepted from The Seattle Times, 

Conservation panel hears plans to preserve 
Snohomish County land
go here for the complete article:

"In Stanwood, the city would like to purchase for an estimated $2.3 million the 15-acre Ovenell Dairy Farm where the Stillaguamish River empties into Port Susan Bay and Skagit Bay. It’s in the city’s urban-growth area and zoned commercial. Buying it would preserve it, said city administrator Deborah Knight.

“The property is pretty unique. It has the former barn, milking shed, farmhouse and our long-term plan is to do ... a small education center and conference center,’’ Knight said. It has waterfront, and “We’d also be able to ensure the estuary habitat there would continue to thrive.’’

Other properties under consideration for Conservation Futures money include a nine-acre tract called Deer Creek Park next to the watershed in Woodway, for $3.5 million, and $2.7 million for a golf course and other properties adjoining the county’s Flowing Lake Park.

In King County, 111,000 acres of land, including forests, shorelines, greenways and trails, have been preserved under the Conservation Futures program, say officials.

Snohomish County lists its Conservation Futures acquisitions as totaling $80 million since the program began in the county in 1988.

The acquisitions, Tiegen (Snohomish County Parks and Recreation director) said, are a chance for the county to make priceless additions that will benefit “our grandchildren’s grandchildren.’’ 

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If you would like to write the Snohomish County Council:

snail mail - 3000 Rockefeller, M/S 609, Everett WA 98201

email -

click for County Council website

click website
for Conservation Futures 

For Tom Tiegen: 425-388-6617 

click website
for Department of Parks and Recreation

snail mail - 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish WA 98296 

or email

And, as always, please think of the children.

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