Low impact parking lot
June 12th, 2015

Low impact parking lot

Skagit County hosted an audience including representatives from area cities for the Thursday morning christening of a new low impact parking lot at county offices in Mount Vernon. The parking lot was “re-fit” with no fewer than five environment-friendly elements including porous concrete. Anacortes City Councilmember Ryan Walters (right) was one of several speakers, wearing two hats as Council representative and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney representing the Skagit County Planning Department. Among those present for the ribbon-cutting and a water demonstration was Anacortes Public Works Director Fred Buckenmeyer. At one point 2,200 gallons of water were dumped on the lot just a short distance from the audience. Within seconds the water disappeared into the porous surface, as designed. Walters also spoke about environment-friendly projects in Anacortes, including new street lights. Also pictured here are Skagit County Commissioners Ron Wesen, Ken Dahlstedt and Lisa Janicki.

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A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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