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The mission of the SWC is to maintain a healthy, functioning Stillaguamish Watershed by providing a local forum in which agencies, organizations, communities, and the public can engage in a collaborative watershed based process of decision making and coordination.

Adopted by consensus November 15, 2000
By Carly Feiro

City of Arlington

Bill Blake City of Arlington Earth DayDespite rain and dreary weather over 35 volunteers came out April 13th to Jensen Park in Arlington to celebrate Arlington’s Arbor and Earth Day celebration. Arlington has been a Tree City USA since 2003 with big thanks to Bill Blake, Arlington’s Storm Water Manager and Co-Chair of the Stillaguamish Watershed Council. Part of being a Tree City includes celebrating Arbor Day. The City of Arlington partnered with Sound Salmon Solutions, the Stillaguamish Tribe, and Banksavers to put together the Arbor and Earth Day Celebration.

“Bill is an excellent manager of our trees, and we’re lucky to have a lot of dedicated people who make things happen.” Arlington Mayor Pro Tem Marilyn Oertle said, who was in attendance along with City Council member Randy Tendering.

Bill also worked closely with Sound Salmon Solutions’ “Tree Tenders” to implement the planting and to locate areas in need of more trees. Bill presented the Tree Day USA flag to Sound Salmon Solutions for their continued efforts and support.

To read more about the Arbor and Earth Day event, see the article in the Arlington Times!

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