3-2020 Update

Dear Sky Valley Residents,

We hope you and your family are safe in this time of coronavirus.

Reiter Foothills is 10,000 acres of Snohomish County land, tree plantations and sprayed clearcuts that are managed by DNR (WA State Department of Natural Resources). Reiter is adjacent to the rural community of Gold Bar as well as to the Wallace Falls State Park, one of the busiest parks in WA State with over annual 225,000 visitors.

As of today, DNR NW Region destined most of this high-recreational-value land for multiple clearcuts and toxic herbicide spraying.

Please send a message to Snohomish County Council contact.council@snoco.org and let them know your thoughts on Reiter Foothills, its economic potential for the local community, tourism and recreation in toxic clearcuts, and alternatives to DNR logging plans.

Our valley has a big potential for wildfire in the dry season. With an informed and alert community, we can reduce this potential to a minimum.

911 is the best number to report a wildfire.

Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the biggest fire department in our state. Its website has a lot of useful information for wildfire.

DNR Wildfire Resources
DNR Prepare for Wildfire

As spring is gaining power in our Pacific Northwest, we would like to remind you to use healthier and more sustainable methods and practices for upkeep of your lawn, yard and garden. We encourage you to check and research about ingredients of chemical products you use.

Cherry blossoms in spring 2018

Photo courtesy of Irina Stipek.

Toxic chemicals in commercial products such as Roundup can drift in water and air potentially contaminating surface/ground water and soil.

Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) has the best resources for Pests and Alternatives and Pesticide Factsheets.

Please stay safe and share information with your family, friends and neighbors.

Chemical Spraying

The Poison Papers

Warm regards,

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