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We have our upcoming Darrington Strong meeting this Wednesday, January 18th, 7pm at the Cascade Senior Center. We've had an amazing 2016 and now its time to make 2017 even better! I think we need to take some time and reflect on some of our 2016 accomplishments, pat each other on the back and get geared up for an even greater year!
Our speaker for our next meeting will be Amy Lucas with Snohomish County Parks & Recreation. The topic will be looking into the feasibility of restoring tracts of public land as active timberlands and engaging in variable stand thinning. Two nearby locations considered for this is the Whitehorse Community Park on North Mountain & the Fortson Trailhead on the Whitehorse Trail. The goals for this project is to restore forest & understory health, address the needs of fish & wildlife habitat, trail enhancements & generate needed revenues. So why would you be interested in this topic? This could open up possibilities for improvements to these park lands and their potential trail systems. Not only can these improvements benefit our quality of life but generate more visitors to the area which generates local revenues. Please come to the meeting to learn more and be sure to ask your questions so TOGETHER we can all learn more!
Meet your fellow Darrington Businesses and learn more how all can come together and build a more thriving Darrington! January 24th, Tuesday, 6pm at the Mountain Loop Books & Coffee on Darrington Street.
Ted Jackson, who pursued the Washington State House Bill 1632 will be our speaker. Learn more about how this Bill is changing where ATV can ride on roads and be legal, looking at the future goals of WATV access, possible development of motorized trails.
Some background: In July 2013, Washington enacted a law requiring license plates on All Terrain Vehicles, House Bill 1632 (HB1632). The bill creates a new class of recreational vehicle (a wheeled all-terrain vehicle, or WATV) and provides motorized access to public lands while promoting responsible riding practices.
Suggested plants for Archery Sculpture is Black-eyed Susan & Liatris as pictured
Fall bulb order will be going out the end of September. If you have not turned in your fund raisers have the money ready by the September meeting on the 21st. Bulbs will be used at Dot's Park, Darrington Street beautification and hopefully to relandscape the Darrington Families of Archers sculpture in town.
To enter email: Sarah Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 360-403-3448
Prize: $100 cash prize
Deadline: August 31,2016 at 11:00pm
Read more about the Arlington-Darrington plan here: http://www.arlingtonwa.gov/ABC
America's Best Communities is a competition that is revitalizing small & rural communities across the United States. Arlington-Darrington is a finalist! Be part of this project! "The journey to a better tomorrow happens one step at a time."
Artist can submit sketch design, along with a sample of their work that is the same style as their would be finished. The winner will need to produce a digital image that will reproduce on marketing materials such as posters, banners and t-shirts. Final selection will be made by the ABC Ride to Remeber Committee. Committee has the right not to award.
As part of America's Best communities (ABC) initiatives, Arlington and Darrington will be hosting a bicycle ride to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Oso Slide and to celebrate the America's Best Communities related accomplishments, and partnerships of the two towns.Volunteers are currently planning the event. Branded materials are needed to market the event to the community and to place on event t-shirts. We are seeking a graphic artist to design a logo for this
The bicycle ride event will be held on SR 530 on Sunday, March 26, 2017
purpose. The official name is "Ride to Remember Oso" and tagline "Celebration of Strong Communities" needs to be included in the image.
Are you an entrepreneur, inventor, artist or other inspired individual looking to find resources in your community to help launch a business or product? Then this workshop is for you!
Friday, March 19th we will be having a work-party for the Suiattle River Road, FSR #26. This road needs some real TLC since the last storms with trees down, branches and other debris in ditches. We will be joined with WSU student volunteers as part of their Week Of Service For The Stillaguamish Valley Recovery. Work-party starts 8:30am, meeting at the Darrington Ranger Station, sign in, safety talk and then head out to the road. See what is required for FFPU Work-parties.
Planting more flower bulbs at Dot's City Park
This upcoming Darrington Strong meeting, March 16th, 7pm at the Cascade Senior Center, we will be discussing how we can volunteer for our local parks to make them even better. Learn about our proposed Dot's Community Park. Learn more how other communities are doing projects like these! Together We Can Do Anything!
photo from first lookout, Richard Albright
North Mountain Lookout in 1966,
Friends of North Mountain Present Eyes of the Forest at the Darrington Library, Saturday, February 10th at 5 pm. Learn more about the legacy of Forest Fire lookouts and the ongoing work going on to restore the North Mountain Fire Lookout.
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