Northwest NEWS

April 9, 2001

Local News

Local businesses support April 14th chipping event


   WOODINVILLE - At the request of the City Council, the Public Works Department will be hosting a Chipping Event on Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Georgia Pacific property located at 12815 NE 178th Street (across from the indoor soccer facility).
   Woodinville residents will be allowed to bring yard debris, such as tree limbs, to the event so that it can be chopped to produce mulch. The mulch will be used for weed control and water conservation in native areas and habitat replanting areas. Residents who need assistance with transporting debris need to contact the department no later than April 12 so that city crews can make arrangements to pick up the debris.
   This is a positive event in that citizens can rid their yard of debris left over from winter weather and the city can use the mulch to beautify the environment.
   "We are grateful for the support we received from Georgia Pacific for allowing us to use their property and to Ian MacCullum, certified arborist, for the use of the chipping machines," said Communications Coordinator for the City of Woodinville Marie Stake.
   Experience from this event will allow for the department to develop procedures to help respond to debris as a result of a severe winter storm.
   Disabled residents who need assistance need to contact Amy Ensminger at (425)489-2700 ext. 2240. For event information log onto www.ci.woodinville.wa.us.