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Animal Planet’ host appeared at Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Demo Garden

on Saturday February 11th.

Television personality David Mizejewski – host and co-producer of “Backyard Habitat” on the Animal Planet television channel – was the special guest in Edmonds Saturday at a winter celebration of the Wildlife Habitat Demo Garden, located at the Willow Creek Hatchery, 95 Pine St. (just off Highway 104).

Prior to Mizejewki’s appearance, the Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat group hosted a training class on participation in the Great Backyard Bird Count. In addition, a work party was scheduled with EBWH partners People for Puget Sound and the Washington Native Plant Society. All of the days events were free.

Mizjewski has made numerous appearances on gardening and daily talk shows, including NBC’s “Weekend Today Show” and iVillage “Live,” HGTV’s “Gardening by the Yard,” and “The Martha Stewart Show.” He is a regular speaker at conservation, wildlife and gardening conferences and events, both nationally and locally, and is the author of Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife.

For more infromation click Edmonds Backyard Wildlife Habitat

For more information about David Mizejewski click here

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This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He lives in Edmonds and in his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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FIFTH AVE & MAIN ST – Cedar Dreams, Benson Shaw, 2000, metals and concrete, installation includes intersection paving, sidewalk inlays, benches, and fountain with concrete balustrade and bronze pergola referencing Edmonds’ history of logging and shingle mills, funding from Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation.

For more information visit Edmond Public Art Collection

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for the city ofEdmonds & Snohomish County area. He has live in the northwest all his life and in Edmonds since 2006. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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Edmonds Discovery Programs

 Annual Public Events  –  Public Beach Walks!

Ranger-Naturalist guided public beach walks are offered FREE of charge many days during the summer.

Learn more about our local intertidal community! Walks coincide with low-tides and run approximately one hour, rain or shine.

Call (425) 771-0230 for dates, or see the recreation program guide.

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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Southwest County Olympic View Park

Olympic View Dr, Edmonds, WA 98020

Maps: Map of Park

Park hours are 7:00 a.m. til dusk

Description – Southwest County Park is a 120-acre, open space park. The park lies within the City of Edmonds limits, in southwestern Snohomish County. The site encompasses a series of forested ravines and Perrinville Creek, which flow through the eastern portion of the Park to Brown’s Bay on Puget Sound. Olympic View Drive winds through the site on its way from Lynnwood to Edmonds. The site has two nature trails — the larger trail system is on the north side of Olympic View Drive and a smaller one on the south side (inside of the bend in the road).

Use of off-road vehicles is not allowed on the trails.

Park History – During the mid 1900’s the area was logged and used as farm land and residential home sites. The area along Perrinville Creek, a 120-acre parcel of land composed of forested ravines and wetlands, remained relatively untouched. Pope and Talbot, early owners of the local forests, eventually transferred ownership of the parcel to the University of Washington. Then in 1971, Snohomish County obtained the site from the University of Washington through a State of Washington, Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation (IAC), grant. The deed transfer from the University contained conditions on the future development of the parcel, insuring that the parcel is forever managed as a passive woodland open space.

Since 1971, the 120-acre parcel has been known as Southwest County park. The Park has the distinction of being the largest single parcel of open space within the Edmonds city limits. The site’s past history lies indelibly on the land as evidenced by the buckboard notches in the site’s old growth stumps. Overgrown logging skid roads are now hiker’s footpaths.

For more information visit Snohomish County Parks

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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“The little house with a soul…”

Ganahl-Hanley Log Cabin (1930’s)

Location: 120 5th Avenue North

This hand-hewn Douglas Fir cabin was built in the early 1930’s for Gaston Alfred Beck Ganahl in Seaview Heights as a guesthouse. The property was sold to Lee and Dorie Hanley in 1945 and was in the family until 1975 when they donated it to the City of Edmonds. In 1975, it was moved to its current location and became the Edmonds Visitors Information Center. After extensive restoration, it was listed on the Washington Heritage Register in 1999.

Currently used as the Chamber of Commerce information center for vistors.

For more information visit Ganahl-Hanley Log Cabin

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

 

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Brackett’s Landing South

 

Location: 100 Railroad Avenue, Edmonds City limits, Snohomish County

Size: 2.0 Acres with tidelands south of ferry terminal

Ownership: City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation

Status: Regional Park / Zoned commercial waterfront

Existing Facilities: Interpretive area, native vegetation, beach access, bus stop, waterfront trails, bicycle route, swimming, picnicking, Puget Sound views and tidelands access. Marine Protected area, public art, adopted site design.

Planned Improvements: Annual maintenance

Comments: 1997 recipient of National League of Cities Urban Enrichment Award. This southern portion of Brackett’s Landing was acquired and developed through partnership grants from the IAC/WWRC account, Snohomish County Conservation Futures funds and Community Transit matching funds. This site is protected as a public park through deed-of-right.

For more information visit Edmonds Parks and Recreation

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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Skatepark opened Spring 2007 at a total cost of $338,916.00 for a 5,400 sq. ft. skatepark.  

Special thanks to the following groups: Edmonds Skateboard Work Group, Edmonds Police Foundation, Starbucks Coffee Company, Hubbard Family Foundation and Edmonds Senior Kiwanis.

Additional pictures from Northwest Skaters website

This has been 365 things to do Edmonds, WA – See you next time and remember….It’s an Edmonds kind of day.

About the Author

Wayne Purser is a 1st generation REALTOR in Edmonds, Washington. He is the founder of this unique real estate blog for Edmonds & the Snohomish County area. He and his wife, Denise, live in Edmonds with their teenaged son. In his spare time, Wayne enjoys organizing community events, volunteering for youth programs, traveling, and sharing his city with anyone who will pay attention. Also, providing real estate needs to the community.

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