Invasive species phone app

  • Written by Valley View Staff

See it? Report it! Help stop the spread of invasives – with your phone!

An updated app from the Washington Invasive Species Council lets you report – via your phone – unusual sightings of potential invasive species, whether it’s a new plant taking over your local park or a strange fish you reel in. Once experts verify your report, it becomes part of a nation-wide system tracking invasives. Learn more at

Monroe Garden Club plant sale May 13

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Monroe Garden Club mambers have been busy dividing and potting perennials for the Monroe Garden Club’s annual plant sale.

Club president, Jeannette Susor, says, “Beginning in February we began digging up and transplanting perennials, shrubs and native plants, to offer at our annual plant sale in May. These plants come back year after year and grow happily in our area. At the sale, gardeners will find a nice variety to brighten their yard.”
The sale will be on Saturday, May 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the East County Senior Center, 276 Sky River Parkway, Monroe.

Proceeds of the sale will benefit the club’s annual scholarship program, and community beautification projects.

For more information about the sale, contact plant sale chairman, Sandy Stubbins, (360) 794-5171, or Susor, (360) 863-6160.

Valley Easter egg hunts

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Duvall’s Easter egg hunt (sponsored by the Irwin Group) is scheduled for Sat., April 15, 2 p.m. at McCormick Park.

In Carnation, an Easter egg hunt will be held on April 15, 10 a.m. at Valley Memorial Park.

Spring has sprung!

  • Written by Boone with help from Frank Sebenius

As a canine celebrity, I find that the whirlwind life that is mine, can sometimes be confusing. And living in the Northwest doesn’t help. It used to be that we had seasons. Summer was hot. fall was cool and breezy. winter cold and icy. And spring … ah, spring … cool but sunny days … bunnies … ham … blooming flowers … ham …puppies being born … Easter eggs … ham … warm biscuits … ham …
Now, it seems something has changed and that the seasons have become all mixed up. They have settled upon one long drawn out bath. … Let me see, how shall I put this? Say you are a dog, maybe a dachshund, for instance. Your life is lived with your tummy practically touching the ground everywhere you go. So when we walk anywhere, especially over tall grass, our undercarriage is subjected to the elements in a particular way. Like a reverse shower. And when it rains constantly, well, you can understand the concept.

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Cedarcrest FFA Landscape Team wins State

  • Written by Zakya Misallati

The Cedarcrest FFA Landscape Team won the state competition on March 24th, 2017.

The FFA nursery and landscape competition sounds simple: look at some plants, name them and then design a landscape.

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