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Woodinville consultant preparing emergency preparedness plan

  • Written by Bill Lewis

The Woodinville Emergency Preparedness Commission will begin reviewing a draft emergency management plan for the city next month.

The commission heard a report on the development of the plan at its Feb. 13 meeting from Rebekah Weston, a civil engineer with Red Barn Engineering, a Brier firm hired last fall to help develop the plan. Weston told commissioners that the draft plan is about 60 percent complete, and that she anticipates that about 90 percent of the plan will be written when the commission begins reviewing it this fall.

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Sammamish Valley Farmland Sustainability Program

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Sammamish Valley Grange, in partnership with the Sammamish Valley Alliance, presents a panel on Farmland Sustainability, as part of the monthly Community Program series, Wednesday, March 1st at 7 p.m.

Many farmers and home growers in and around the Sammamish Valley are dedicated to understanding the challenges that will serve to sustain the agricultural lands and natural resources of the Valley. Learn what sustainable methods are being used, what you can incorporate into your farm and garden practices, and take part in this vital community discussion.  

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Presentation on ‘Dressing the Edwardian Woman’

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

If you love the fashion in the PBS program, Downton Abbey, you won’t want to miss Rachel Hess’ presentation on “Dressing the Edwardian Woman, on March 6th at 7:30 p.m. at the Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main St. in Duvall.  The program is sponsored by the Duvall Historical Society.

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Woodinville Fire & Rescue honors Employees of the Year

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

At their annual awards banquet, Woodinville Fire & Rescue honored three employees for outstanding performance in 2016. In addition to the employees of the year, the district also recognized six individuals who retired in 2016. The evening began with Danielle Magistrale receiving Civilian Employee of the Year. Magistrale serves as an administrative assistant for the district. She was given the award due to her ability to work on many projects simultaneously and for the positive attitude she brings to the office. Firefighter of the Year was presented to Firefighter Jeff Smith. During the presenting of the award, Smith’s tireless dedication to a number of projects was noted, specifically his work on the district’s uniform purchasing program. Captain Kerry Langan received the award for Officer of the Year. Langan recently took over the lead in the Community Risk Reduction (CRR) division of the district.

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Council adopts the Eastside Rail Corridor Trail Master Plan

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Last week, the Metropolitan King County Council approved the next step in making the Eastside Rail Corridor a reality through the passage of the ERC’s Trail Master Plan. The Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) is the former BNSF rail line that runs through the linear heart of the Eastside.

The Trail Master Plan, which includes the entire 42-mile corridor running from Snohomish County to Renton, lays out a multi-use vision that will allow people and green spaces to coexist on a car-free, transit and trail corridor. When completed, the Eastside Rail Corridor is expected to be the most heavily used recreational corridor on the eastside of King County. The ERC’s Trail Master Plan focuses on the trail portion of the multi-use vision while maintaining room for other uses and economic development and educational opportunities directly adjacent to the corridor, like the Global Innovation Exchange and REI’s corporate headquarters.

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