October 19, 1998
Snohomish County sets aside money for land buys
by Woodinville Weekly staff
EVERETT--The Snohomish County Council allocated just under $6.8 million in special tax funds to purchase property or easements from Arlington to Woodinville, Bothell to Index as well as elsewhere in the county.
Exactly $1 million in Conservation Futures, collected through property taxes, would go to buy a 790-acre property in south Snohomish County between Crystal and Paradise Lakes in the headwaters of Bear Creek. Over $280,000 will go towards adding 2.3 acres to Cedar Grove Park which is near the intersection of I-405 and the Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell. Over $1 million will go to expand Lord Hill Regional Park near State Route 522 and the Snohomish River.
Other projects include purchase of what's known as Mother's Window near Arlington, and easements along North Creek.
The county received 19 requests for funding totaling over $13 million for the $6,762,450 that was available. Eleven projects were funded.