Northwest NEWS

May 24, 1999

Local News


WWII memorial dedication set

   The Washington State World War II Memorial will be dedicated on Friday, May 28, at 1 p.m. on the state capitol campus in Olympia. The public is invited; attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. For more information, call toll-free (Washington state only) 1-800-652-2308, or 360-753-5586 (out of state).

Waterways 2000 wins award

   The King County Park System has won a national environmental award for its role in the acquisition and stewardship-focused Waterways 2000 program. The National Association of County Park and Recreational Officials (NACPRO), an affiliate of the National Association of Counties (NACO), has announced that King County's Waterways 2000 Program is the winner of the 1998 Environmental Award. This award is given annually to the county park and recreation agency that does the most outstanding job reclaiming, restoring, preserving, or developing a natural area.

   Waterways 2000 is a partnership between the King County Park System, the King County Department of Natural Resources, and the King County Department of Construction and Facilities Management. It has resulted in preservation efforts along a number of waterways throughout King County. Since the program's inception in 1994, acquisitions have occured along Bear Creek, the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River, the Cedar River, Griffin Creek, Patterson Creek, and the Green River.

First Book Snohomish County receives 5,000 books

   First Book Snohomish County has received a donation of 5,000 books and will make those immediately available to community organizations. The donated books are appropriate for a wide range of age groups and include titles such as Pretzel and Pop's Closetful of Stories, The Last Puppy, and Lost in Merlin's Castle. First Book Snohomish County will donate the 5,000 books from Macmillan to local community-based tutoring, mentoring, and family literacy programs. Organizations interested in receiving a book grant application should contact Advisory Board Chair Larry Ehl at 206-224-6790.

Meeting site changed

   Due to an unanticipated high level of interest in the May 25 community meeting concerning Beardslee/Ross/112th transportation improvements, the meeting has been moved from City Hall to the Ricketts Building auditorium, 18315 Bothell Way NE, beginning at 7 p.m. For information, call Community Planning at 486-3256.