City of Snohomish Quarterly Magazine - Spring 2023

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City Hall

City of Snohomish PO Box 1589

116 Union Avenue Snohomish, WA 98291-1589

Phone: 360-568-3115

Office Hours

Tuesday/Wednesday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Monday/Thursday/Friday by appt. only

Please see the City’s website to report a concern or for additional information at


230 Maple Avenue

Snohomish, WA 98290

Phone: 360-568-0888

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergencies: 425-407-3999

Office Hours

Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Patrol deputies are on duty 24 hours a day and can be reached by calling 911.

Department Contacts

Linda Redmon, Mayor 360-282-3154

Heather Thomas, City Administrator 360-282-3194

Brooke Eidem, Planning Director 360-282-3167

Rebekah Park, Human Resources Manager 360-282-3155

Brandi Whitson, City Clerk 360-282-3181

Nova Heaton, Public Works Director 360-282-3187

Shari Ireton, Director of Community Engagement & Strategic Initiatives 360-282-3176

Robert Palmer, Police Chief 360-568-0888

INSTAGRAM: @SNOHO.MOJO Mayor's Message: Sustainability for the Future ..................................... 4 City News .......................................................................................................... 5 Firmly Rooted: Green Snohomish Looks to More Sustainable Future .......................................................... 6 Council Feature: Lea Anne Burke ............................................................... 7 Restoring Pilchuck Julia Landing ................................................................. 8 Rivers, Lakes and Streams ............................................................................ 9 About Dam Time: Tulalip Tribes Seeing Progress in Pilchuck River Salmon Restoration ................................ 10 Middle Housing Project .............................................................................. 11 Community Resources................................................................................ 11 Recycle Options .....................................................................................12–13 Community Events 14–15

Sustainability for the Future

As a mom, I often think about the future my kids are inheriting and what problems my generation has created for them. With that focus, it makes it easier to think about the impacts of our actions with a longterm perspective. That perspective informs the City Council goal of “Fostering Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability” and directs City Hall to consider the long-term impacts in our policies and procedures.

At the City, we’ve been taking steps to electrify our fleet and provide electric vehicle charging infrastructure. We have a policy of using more ecologically sound maintenance practices for our parks and other green spaces. We have shifted toward more sustainable heating and cooling systems, such as heat pumps, in City facilities. We encourage water conservation in the City through education provided annually to our community. We also provide education about not overfertilizing near water sources to prevent algae blooms in our lake and waterways. We partnered with the Tulalip Tribes to restore salmon habitat in the Pilchuck River by removing the City’s old dam at the decommissioned water plant (see pgs. 10–11). We are also working toward policies that prevent loss of

trees and promote maintenance of a verdant tree inventory in the City.

While there are actions we can take at the City to meet this goal, we can each personally look at how our actions at home are contributing to the issue of sustainability.

The EPA estimates that food waste contributes 8–10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, 30–40% of the US food supply goes to waste. Of that waste, 43% comes from us at home, 18% from restaurants, and 16% from grocery stores. When that wasted food goes into landfills, the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane are produced. If food waste is instead diverted to compost, it prevents the production of those gases. Last year, the state legislature passed a law that aimed to prevent these

emissions by providing for more organic waste to go into compost production, and for that compost to be utilized in city projects. Additionally, the law removed liability issues for restaurants and other food producers who want to donate edible products. Those concerns have long prevented some of our local quick service restaurants from donating food to our local distributors, such as the Snohomish Community Food Bank. An astonishing statistic is that if Americans avoided discarding 15% of the food that is wasted each year, it would feed 25 million people. To do our part we can all be thoughtful about what and how much we buy, how we plan to store and use it, and how we dispose of it. For some helpful tips for your own food waste reduction journey, I recommend the website

4 SPRING 2023 SNOHOMISH QUARTERLY MAYOR'S MESSAGE Snohomish Quarterly is published by Scenic365 LLC for the City of Snohomish. ADVERTISING SALES Jennifer Coleman 360-739-0701 / EDITOR Shari Ireton DESIGN & PRODUCTION Jason Becker

City News

• Pilchuck Park (169 Cypress Ave) will close this spring through the summer of 2023 for construction and maintenance. All baseball fields, sports courts, and the access road will be closed during this time. The Pilchuck Park access road will be relocated away from the Pilchuck River due to riverbank erosion. During the access road closure, City Parks staff will complete multiple park maintenance projects, including irrigation pump replacement, irrigation system repairs, and sports courts surface improvements. Detailed information about the project, including specific closure dates, will be available on the City’s website once finalized:

• Congratulations to Brooke Eidem, who was appointed and confirmed as Planning Director last December. Brooke has been with the City for 15 years, working initially as a permit technician before taking on duties as a planner in 2014. She also worked as the City’s GIS technician during the last decade. She has been involved in many improvements to the land use development code, including an overhaul of the definitions, dimensional standards, land use tables, a new archaeological resources code, and many other minor changes and rezones. Brooke worked with the Design Review Board to draft the new Historic District Design Standards in 2017 and the General Design Standards in 2021. She has also worked to streamline permit review processes, and she implemented the new paperless permitting system during the pandemic to maintain the flow of permits without interruption. Brooke assumed the position which was previously held by Glen Pickus, who retired last December after working for the City for more than six years (Congratulations, Glen!)

• Congratulations also to Koi Simpson, who was selected as the City’s Building Official starting in February. He has been with the City since 2013, starting out as a Maintenance Worker and then moving into the Sr. Engineering Technician position in our Engineering Department. Koi’s background includes 29 years experience in various aspects of the construction industry with knowledge of the latest technologies in the construction and inspection fields while recently obtaining his Residential Building Inspector Certificate from the International Code Council. Koi assumes the position held by Sharon Petit, who served as the City’s Building/ Fire Official for 23 years and will retire this spring (Congratulations, Sharon!)

• We welcomed Kathy Caldwell, the City’s new Water Quality Specialist last December. Kathy started reading

meters at a very young age, beginning her career through locating, ditch work, and equipment operation. She has spent the last 22 years at the City of Redmond, where she specialized in the Cross Connection Program and water quality analysis. She is happy to be serving the City of Snohomish, which she finds to be a refreshing challenge.

• The City also welcomed Renato Mendes to the Finance Department as a Financial Analyst last December. His primary responsibilities include project reporting and accounting, monitoring City contracts, and grant management and reporting. He has worked for small businesses to large corporations such as Bank of America and the Seminole Tribe. Renato comes to the Finance Department with an MBA from Florida International University and 20 years of finance, project, and accounting experience.


Firmly Rooted: Green Snohomish Looks to More Sustainable Future

The November 2022 snowstorm was the end for several trees along First Street between Avenue D and Avenue A. The trees, sweetgums planted in the 1980s, were damaged by a succession of storms in late 2022 that split their trunks and brought down branches. Their replacements will be a different species—sweetgums aren’t an appropriate street tree because their shallow roots upend sidewalks and curbs. The trees had grown to such a size that they became entangled in powerlines.

Given the City’s work on the First Street Master Plan, the renewed focus on urban forestry among planners and activists, and the backdrop of climate change, something as small as the species of tree planted along First Street can be an important step toward a more sustainable future. “We’re at an interesting inflection point,” said Bonny Headley, co-chair of Green Snohomish. “Things that might have worked well [in the past] maybe aren’t going to work well in the future.”

This adaptability is an important piece of building a more sustainable and resilient Snohomish. Regardless of how

complex our natural environment is, or how daunting the cause of conservation may seem, there is always something that can be done at an individual level.

For example: “We are very, very lucky we can put compost into the yard waste bins most people have,” said Lya Badgley, the founder of Green Snohomish and a former city councilmember. “And you know what you can compost? Pizza boxes.”

So next time you find yourself with an empty pizza box from Brava’s, Piccola, or Cathouse, think of it just like yard waste.

Green Snohomish, an organization dedicated to environmental conservation, meets once a month and the meetings are free and open to the public. “We’ve had presentations from the Tulalip Tribes, we’ve had presentations from Futurewise, we’ve had presentations from Cedar Grove,” Headley noted. “We try to keep our members informed.”

There are also plenty of chances to give back to the environment through volunteering. Looking for a way to contribute? Email co-chairs Headley and Don Dillinger (leadership@ or visit the Green Snohomish Facebook page (www. greensnohomish) for current volunteer opportunities. “We’re always looking for opportunities to work in tangible ways to improve the natural environment we live in,” said Dillinger. Examples include a monthly Pilchuck River cleanup and clearing ivy and blackberry bushes from parks and other public spaces.

“The opportunity to really make a difference seems more evident in small towns,” said Headley, who moved to Snohomish in 2017 to be closer to her grandchildren. Citing how well homeowners have taken care of the trees lining historic downtown Snohomish, Headley evoked a sense of stewardship— not just of the environment, but of the community.

Green Snohomish might be best known for organizing the biannual Historic Snohomish Tree Tour—but they are an educational resource all year long. Want to check out those trees for yourself? Pick up the Historic Snohomish Tree Tour brochure from City Hall (116 Union Avenue) or join Green Snohomish for a guided tour on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 14).


Council Feature: Lea Anne Burke

An area of approximately 1,856 sq. miles, the Snohomish River Basin contains about 2,718 miles in stream length, the second largest Puget Sound basin. At the confluence of the Pilchuck and Snohomish Rivers, the City of Snohomish is surrounded by largescale ecological restoration projects that take the efforts of many regional partners. Removal of the Pilchuck Dam opened 37 miles of the Pilchuck River’s watershed to salmon (see pgs. 10–11). Projects within the Qwuloolt Estuary, Union and Blue Heron Sloughs, and Spencer and Smith Islands have restored 1700 acres of the Snohomish River’s estuary. Undersized

for Endangered Species Act-listed Chinook salmon, steelhead, and bull trout, as well as coho, chum and pink salmon. Improved trail conditions and recreational access to the river will provide park users with better access to fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. This funding comes from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s National Coastal Resilience Fund, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

All projects require ongoing maintenance. One threat to these projects is the prevalence of noxious weeds. Weeds cost our region millions of dollars in lost agricultural production, environmental

degradation and added maintenance. Fastgrowing invasive plants transform riverbanks by restricting access to water, increasing soil erosion, displacing native vegetation, reducing available sunlight, and altering the nutrient cycle. Degradation of habitat caused by noxious weeds pose a serious threat to native plants, as well as salmon and other wildlife. To learn more about noxious weeds, learn more about the Snohomish County Noxious Weed Control Program at Noxious-Weeds or 425-388-7548.

culverts are being replaced. Creosote pilings are being removed. Trees are being planted at Pilchuck Julia Landing (see pg. 7). Work continues.

This December, Snohomish County received a federal award of $5.85 million for the Thomas’ Eddy Hydraulic Reconnection. This project will reconnect the river to 200 acres of floodplain at Bob Heirman Wildlife Park, at river mile 17, near the end reach of tidal influence. More than a mile of river shoreline will be restored with woody debris added to enhance habitat complexity. This provides critical rearing and spawning habitat

At the confluence of the Pilchuck and Snohomish Rivers, the City of Snohomish is surrounded by large-scale ecological restoration projects that take the efforts of many regional partners.
Dam removal along the Pilchuck River

Pilchuck Julia Landing

On a frigid November morning, a dozen or so volunteers gathered along the banks of the Snohomish River to plant cedar and red alder. It was a landscape that the landing’s namesake, Pilchuck Julia, would most likely hardly recognize since her passing 100 years ago. The old growth trees, sword ferns, and salal have almost all been eradicated from the 20-acre park by non-native grasses and invasive species that took over when the land was logged and eventually turned into pasture. The Snohomish Conservation District and volunteers with organizations like Green Snohomish and the Snohomish Garden Club, in partnership with the City, are working to try and change that.

“Replanting at Pilchuck Julia Landing is a key component to the City’s longterm plan to restore the area with native plants and improve critical habitat for wildlife to help combat climate change,” said Mayor Linda Redmon. “With help from community volunteers, we can work to restore a landscape that is ecologically diverse and, one day, may produce food for our surrounding communities as we work toward the installation of a Food Forest.”

Replanting at Pilchuck

Julia Landing is a key component to the City’s long-term plan to restore the area with native plants and improve critical habitat for wildlife to help combat climate change.

Redmon was a councilmember when the City worked with the Tulalip Tribes to rename the park in Pilchuck Julia’s honor. “There was not a stronger woman than Pilchuck Julia,” said Tulalip Natural Resources Special Project Manager and Tribal member Patti Gobin at the time of the dedication. “To me she exemplifies a true Sduhubš, or Snohomish, woman who we all descend from. We believe that when you speak the name of Pilchuck Julia, even though that was not her traditional name, that she’s here with us. From this day forward she’s going to be here, amongst us forevermore because we are honoring her in this special way.”

The work continues to restore habit and replant native species to the area Pilchuck Julia called home. On April 29 (which happens to be Arbor Day), the City and Conservation District will host another planting and hopes to see more volunteers and community members join them in the work. “The work will be physical—and probably muddy—but it will also be tremendously rewarding,” said Director of Community Engagement and Strategic Initiatives Shari Ireton. “This is an opportunity to have hands-on involvement in a project which will benefit future generations.”

Join us April 29 from 10 a.m. to noon to help with the replanting! Volunteers should dress for the weather and bring sturdy shoes/boots, work or garden gloves, a personal water bottle, and rain gear.

Rivers, Lakes and Streams

How’s the water? Depends on which water are we talking about.

The City of Snohomish monitors water quality for three types of water:

• Drinking water, which comes into the house for cooking, cleaning, and drinking.

• What flows into Blackmans Lake and the Snohomish River

• Stormwater that runs off our streets and houses when it rains or snows.

• Water discharged into the Snohomish River as treated wastewater.

All are monitored carefully. Drinking water is monitored to ensure it is safe for people, while stormwater and wastewater must

be safe for people while also supporting wildlife, such as fish and aquatic plants.

As part of the Blackmans Lake Cyanobacteria Project, the City monitors total phosphorus at several points from the inflow stream to the outflow stream and the lake itself. We also sample five additional locations along Cemetery and Swifty Creek for E. coli and fecal coliform before it is discharged into the Snohomish River.

At our wastewater treatment plant, staff test discharge for coliform bacteria to ensure adequate disinfection and to confirm limited organic matter is entering the river. They also test the wastewater coming into the plant to make sure that our

treatment processes remove a minimum of 85% of organic matter before it reaches the river. Testing is conducted at each stage of the treatment process for alkalinity which measures the buffering capacity (how much acid can be added to the water without changing the pH of the water), ammonia, nitrates and nitrites which tell us the health of the biomass, which breaks down the organic matter. We also monitor the pH of the water being discharged. Safe and readily available water is important for public health, whether it is used for drinking, domestic use, or recreational purposes. Water quality comes down to ensuring the safest possible water for consumption, play and the environment.

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Tulalip Tribes Seeing Progress in Pilchuck River Salmon Restoration

In the summer of 2020, a chinook salmon was spotted in the upstream habitat of the Pilchuck River watershed for the first time in over 100 years. It wasn’t a miracle; rather, it was the result of a collaborative effort to remove the Pilchuck River Diversion Dam—decommissioned infrastructure that previously helped supply the City of Snohomish with water but prevented fish from reaching the most pristine habitat of the entire Snohomish River basin.

“The most functional habitat was essentially cut off,” explained Brett Shattuck, restoration ecologist for the Tulalip Tribes. Juvenile fish need cool water, abundant food, and access to side channels to grow and thrive. The dam was located two-thirds of the way up the Pilchuck River, southeast of Granite Falls, before the Tulalip Tribes partnered with the City of Snohomish to remove it in 2020. Since then, chinook, coho, chum, and pink salmon have all returned

to these waters to spawn. According to Shattuck, virtually all the fish species found in the Snohomish River basin (of which the Pilchuck River is a part) are expected to increase over time.

That said, there is still much work to be done. “Over the last five years,” Shattuck underscored, “we’ve seen the lowest numbers on record.” The Pilchuck River dam removal is just one of many projects designed to improve fish habitat. “Skinny fish don’t survive,” which is why the Tribes work to recover tidal inundation in the estuary. Juvenile fish need the opportunity to grow big and fat before migrating out to saltwater.

The Tulalip Tribes continue to work with Snohomish County and the Snohomish Conservation District to secure funding for vital projects that have been in the pipeline for a long time. The County has already secured over $50 million for estuary projects, such as the Chinook Marsh Project, and the Tribes

have also received $9.7 million to remove other barriers (mostly culverts) from the Pilchuck River watershed.

The Pilchuck River dam removal is just one example of how the Tribes work to improve our waterways for all. “Getting that done in such a timely way during the pandemic,” Shattuck said, “and implementing it at such a low cost [around $1 million] is another success.” The Tribes have worked with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to monitor the site. “As we anticipated, sediment moved out and distributed very widely and didn’t contribute to issues with flooding.”

Whether upstream or downstream, the Pilchuck River dam removal has been a roaring success.

Before After

Middle Housing Project

What type of housing is most desirable to you? Are you a first-time homebuyer having trouble finding a house that’s affordable? Are you looking to downsize and searching for a unit that will meet your needs? We want to hear from you.

Last year the City received a grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to consider increasing the amount of middle housing in the City. Middle housing is defined as house-scale attached, stacked, or clustered homes such as duplexes, triplexes, four-plexes, townhouses, and accessory dwelling units. It is one piece of the puzzle that could help to relieve the housing crisis in our region because it helps to accommodate a growing population and demand for housing at a wider range of prices.

There are many benefits to having a variety of housing types, such as increased choice and affordability. The City is using this project to better understand what housing types are needed, what it might look like in Snohomish, and where it could be appropriate.

The middle housing project includes a racial equity and anti-displacement analysis, which is a required element of the Comprehensive Plan periodic update. Displacement can happen as redevelopment occurs and is a concern for many types of zoning or regulatory changes.

The City needs your help to understand housing issues in Snohomish. Take the Middle Housing Survey by scanning the QR code, or search “middle housing” on the City website to learn more about the project.

Do you or someone in your family need food assistance?

Do you have a neighbor who is looking for childcare?

Need help with making utility payments?

We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of services in the community and surrounding areas, including housing, childcare, clothing, and more. You can find these resources on the City’s website (https://www.snohomishwa. gov/780/Community-Resources) or by scanning the QR code. For assistance in navigating these resources, please contact the City’s Community Navigator, Velvet Franz at 360-913-4524 or



Everyone knows recycling means that less trash goes into landfill. But the greatest environmental benefit of recycling is the conservation of energy and natural resources and the prevention of pollution that is generated when a raw material is used to make a new product.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Household hazardous wastes are products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable, or reactive ingredients, such as oil-based paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides. Improper disposal can pollute the environment and pose a threat to human health.

• Location: Snohomish County Household Hazardous Waste 3434 McDougal Avenue

Everett, WA 98201

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Tire Recycling

Waste tires are those no longer suitable for their intended purpose due to wear or damage. Accumulations of waste tires harbor mosquitos, snakes, and other vermin, which pose health risks, such as the mosquito-transmitted West Nile Virus. Waste tire accumulations also present a dangerous fire hazard and the potential to emit polluting tire smoke.

• Location: Snohomish Les Schwab Tire 711 Avenue D Snohomish, WA 98290

• Please call for details: 360-568-2527

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Metals Recycling

Includes appliances such as ovens, stoves, hot water tanks, washing machines and dryers in addition to assorted other metals such as cans, scrap, and certain car parts.

• Location: Schnitzer Steel 23711 63rd Ave SE Woodinville, WA 98072

• Please call for details: 425-481-1828

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Yard Waste (Including Sod)

Yard waste removal services save you the hassles of disposing of your yard waste using other ineffective methods such as burning or having the waste decompose on the yard. Burning green waste is bad for the environment because it releases toxic fumes such as dioxins which are harmful when inhaled. Additionally, yard waste removal ensures that the green waste doesn’t reach landfills. This helps preserve the environment because yard waste would decompose anaerobically and release methane and other toxic greenhouse gases if deposited in the landfills. Many people believe sod is simple grass and able to go into the yard waste container for as part of residential service, but this just isn’t the case. When sod is produced it is grown through a fine nylon netting that is not compostable or easily biodegradable.

• Location: Topsoils Northwest 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish, WA 98296

• (Please check website or call for details) 360-568-7645


Textile Recycling

Textiles can take hundreds of years to decompose which is why they are better off being recycled and reused immediately. Clothing and linens are updated often which is why it is essential to try to reuse the fabric, instead of the fabric occupying massive amounts of landfill space.

• Location: Goodwill drop off donation station 800 Block Avenue D Snohomish, WA 98290



Composting improves the structure and health of your soil by adding organic matter, helps the soil retain moisture and nutrients, attracts beneficial organisms to the soil and reduces the need for pesticides and fertilizers, and reduces the potential for soil erosion.

• Location: Bailey Compost 12711 Springhetti Road Snohomish, WA 98296

• (Please check website or call for details) 360-568-8826


Vehicle Fluids

Petroleum products are a limited resource on Earth, which means we cannot generate more than we already have. The best way to use the resource is to reuse it. Unlike some recycled materials that are less effective in their second lives, properly recycled motor oil or antifreeze still offers a high-quality product after recycling. Using up all the earth’s oil and then throwing it away isn’t sustainable. But what makes it even less sustainable is the fact that when thrown away, the oil contaminates soil and groundwater. This is another great reason why petroleum-based products like motor oil and antifreeze should never be sent to a landfill.

• Location: O’Reilly’s Auto Parts 1327 Avenue D Snohomish, WA 98290

• Please call for details: 360-568-9674

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Wood Stove Recycle

Unhealthy fine particles from wood smoke pose a risk to everyone. Children, older adults, and people with heart disease, asthma, and other lung diseases are the most at risk. Old, uncertified wood stoves and inserts are particularly polluting and inefficient. These wood stoves are no longer legal to sell, purchase, give away or re-install anywhere in Washington state due to the significant pollution they generate.

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Appliances with Freon (Refrigerant)

When freon releases into the atmosphere, it reacts with the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Chlorine atoms are then released, which causes a chain reaction that breaks down the oxygen molecules that make up the earth’s ozone layer. The ozone keeps dangerous ultraviolet rays from reaching the surface of the planet, which is why freon is widely considered one of the most harmful environmental pollutants. Freon is classified as an ozone-depleting substance (ODS).

• Location: Appliance Recycling Outlet

• 10105 Airport Way Snohomish, WA 98290


Medicine Disposal

Unused, unwanted and expired medicines in your home pose a risk to you, your family and your community. Accidental poisonings and overdoses are the leading cause of injury death in Snohomish County. Improper disposal of medicine— such as putting medicines in the garbage or flushing pills down the toilet—places other people and our environment at risk.

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Community Events

Litter Walk

• Republic Services, Green Snohomish

• Saturday, April 1, 2023

• 10:00 am to noon

• Downtown Snohomish

Help tidy up downtown in advance of the Easter Parade and Earth Day by joining other volunteers to help pick up litter.

41st Annual Easter Parade

• Chamber of Commerce

• Saturday, April 8, 2023

• 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

• Downtown Snohomish Don your decorated bonnet and join us, Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 11 am in Historic Downtown Snohomish! Our 41st Annual parade will feature floats, bands, dance and drill teams, decorated vehicles, sports teams, animals, and so much more! And don’t forget to enter the Bonnet Contest (sponsored by Midnight Cry Church) immediately following the parade!

Snohomish Bike Nights

• Emerald City Harley Davidson

• 2nd Tuesday of each month, April through August

• 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

• Downtown Snohomish Encouraging people to ride in on their motorcycle for dinner at local restaurants and bars.

Snohomish Annual Garbage and Recycle Event

• City of Snohomish

• Saturday, April 15, 2023

• 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

• City of Snohomish Public Works, 1801 First Street Time for Spring Cleaning! City of Snohomish residents or water customers can dispose of household garbage, yard waste and some electronics for FREE. Clean out your garage, shed, basement— whatever needs some sprucing up and drop off at no charge. Small, loose materials must be bagged.

Snohomish Earth Day Event

• City of Snohomish, HDSA, Green Snohomish

• Saturday, April 22, 2023

• Noon to 6:00 pm

• Snohomish Carnegie

Together we will celebrate 100,000 trees planted or provided from our Snohomish region with a day of fun! Live music, neighborhood tree tour, cribbage tournament, 1,000 square hopscotch, community dog walk and much, much more.


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Arbor Day Planting at Pilchuck Julia Landing

• City of Snohomish and Sno. Conservation District

• Saturday, April 29, 2023

• 10:00 am to noon

• Pilchuck Julia Landing

See page 8 for details!

Snohomish Farmers Market

• Snohomish Farmers Market

• Thursday, May 4, 2023

• Every Thursday, May through September

• 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

• Snohomish Carnegie Return of the Snohomish Farmers Market! Locally grown food, community, art, music and more.

Veterans Memorial Celebration

• City of Snohomish, veterans groups and the Snohomish Carnegie Foundation

• Monday, May 29, 2023

• Time TBD

• Snohomish Carnegie

Help us pay tribute our veterans by joining us for a special afternoon to honor the return of Veterans Memorial obelisk from GAR Cemetery to its original home at the Snohomish Carnegie Building.

June Wine Walk

• Historic Downtown Snohomish Association

• Saturday, June 3, 2023

• Downtown Snohomish Sample a variety of local Washington wines while strolling from shop to shop surrounded by the charms and architecture of our 150-year-old streets.

Pride Parade

• Sponsored by the Historic Downtown Snohomish Association (HDSA)

• Saturday, June 3, 2023

• 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

• Downtown Snohomish Pride parade and celebration of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community.


The winter issue of Snohomish Quarterly incorrectly listed the days the Snohomish City Council meets (p. 15). Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month in the Snohomish Carnegie Building.

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