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City of Everett Public Works called upon my photography to help promote public awareness of urban stream water quality. This calendar went out to K-12 schools, community centers, business and all ...

City of Everett Public Works called upon my photography to help promote public awareness of urban stream water quality. This calendar went out to K-12 schools, community centers, business and all residents. There are many photographic techniques to achieve the look of these photos, I use them to educate those who wish to learn photography.

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    • City of EverettPublic Works 2007 Calendar !"#$%&"(()* + && &,-"($.* of Everett
    • /0("(--&1*&23.(&-3&.$%4 creeks, streams, lakes and ponds. equality of the water draining off streets, yards and parking lots impacts the healthof the fish and other habitat that depend on these water sources for survival.In north Everett, most of the water draining from our streets and parking lotsis treated at the Water Pollution Control Facility. In other parts of Everett, thewater from the neighborhood storm drains does not benefit from treatment atthe Water Pollution Control Facility. e final destination of this water is PortGardner Bay and the Puget Sound. If you live south of 41st Street, chances are thestorm drains in your area lead directly to a creek. Everything you do in your yardand on your street will impact the water quality of your local drainage basin. e Everett Public Works Department is dedicated to preserving our naturalresources. Several times a year, our technicians test the water in each streamand creek for pollutants and other harmful bacteria. We sponsor teacherworkshops and classroom programs to educate children about the importanceof preserving our urban environment. Businesses are carefully monitored toensure no hazardous waste is discharged into storm drains. We offer a varietyof opportunities for you to get involved in protecting surface water quality inEverett. If you are interested in volunteering, call the Public Works Departmentat 425-257-8800 or e-mail pw@ci.everett.wa.us.Our urban creeks and streams are beautiful and worth preserving. Please help uskeep pollutants out of our creeks and streams so they can be enjoyed by all ourresidents, human and otherwise.A drainage basin is a geographically defined area of land bordered by high points.All precipitation falling in the area drains to a common body of water. is is alsocalled a watershed. ere are 15 drainage basins in Everett. City of Everett Public Works Department
    • 5$016&5178$"69&/0("(--& :1#"$"1$%&$%6&;1*-3"1$%9 researched and wrote the history of the creeks featured in this calendar. David was born and raised in Everett. He has worked for nearly 30 years in the Northwest Room of the Everett Public Library developing a regional history collection that includes maps, documents, photographs, newspapers and other materials pertinent to the history of Everett and the Pacific Northwest. He has authored several books on local history, the latest of which is Mill Town Footlights, which traces the story of Everett’s theaters from the earliest saloon variety shows through the advent of mall multiplexes. 5$016&<32$%*3%=>$*?@(A9&&&&&&&& B18&C1D-@"(&C23-38"$E249 produced the photos for this calendar. e photos were taken over a 12-month period, capturing the light and conditions of all four seasons. David has been a commercial and fine-art photographer in the Pacific Northwest for over 20 years. David resides in the Evergreen Neighborhood in the City of Everett. To contact David, email him at: bigpicture1@yahoo.com.“I hope this urban streams calendar will create more awareness andappreciation for the natural treasures we have in our neighborhoods.Perhaps if others have an interest in our watersheds, we can establish someprotection that will prevent the further erosion of these natural assets. ”~ David Johanson-Vasquez
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    • Powder Mill Gulch and Creek were named after the Puget Sound and Alaska Powder Company plant thatwas located in the gulch about four miles southwest of Everett. On Sept. 17, 1930, two explosions, felt byresidents as far away as downtown Everett, destroyed the company plant. e impact shattered windowsin houses near the plant and many homes were destroyed. Eight residents were injured. Powder Mill Creekprovided water to fight the fire caused by the explosions.JANUARY 2007SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Garnet 1 2 3 4 5 6 Flower: Carnation, Snowdrop New Year’s Day 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Make a Difference Take your car to a commercial car wash that recycles its water. If you do wash your car at home, wash it on the lawn where the turf will absorb the runoff.
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    • Narbeck Creek is named for Narbeck Road, a misreading of “Harbeck Bridge Road,” an unbuilt thoroughfareinitiated by a petition signed by Cornelius R. Harbeck (1861-1924). e H looks like an N on the countyroad atlas, but Cornelius Harbeck was actually the namesake. He lived near what is now View RidgeElementary School. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, and Historian David Dilgard refers to him as “theguy who sort of but not quite had a road named after him.”FEBRUARY 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Amethyst 1 2 3 Make a Difference Maintain a buffer of natural vegetation around waterways to help control erosion, to filter runoff and to provide shade. Flower: Violet Groundhog Day 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Valentine’s Day 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Presidents’ Day 25 26 27 28
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    • North Creek demonstrates the power of a person’s point of view – it was named by settlers living south ofthe creek. is creek originates from the boggy area located west of Silver Lake.MARCH 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Aquamarine, Bloodstone 1 2 3 Make a Difference To reduce runoff, limit impervious surfaces by using paving stones instead of concrete for walkways, patios and driveways. Flower: Jonquil, Daffodil 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Daylight Savings Time Begins 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Spring Equinox 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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    • Silver Lake Creek was named because of an abundance of silver salmon that were there in the early years. e salmon are no longer living in Silver Lake Creek, but it does support a stock of bass and trout, whichwere planted years ago.APRIL 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Passover Begins 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Easter 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Earth Day Arbor Day 29 30 Make a Difference Birthstone: Diamond Reduce or eliminate your use of garden chemicals. Start a compost or worm bin to produce your own organic fertilizer. Landscape with native plants, which are more resistant to disease and pests. Flower: Sweet Pea, Daisy
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    • Swamp Creek landed its name because the creek was formed when the swamp land in that neighborhoodwas drained and filled. It began as a humble drainage ditch and eventually became what we now callSwamp Creek.MAY 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Emerald 1 2 3 4 5 Flower: Hawthorn, Lily of the Valley May Day 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Mother’s Day Armed Forces Day 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Make a Difference Don’t litter. Runoff picks up chemical pollutants and carries trash. Memorial Day
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    • Although Edgewater Creek is now named for a recent real estate plat, for more than a century the creekwas known as Shingle Mill Creek, though it was never officially charted as such. e old county road fromMukilteo to Lowell ran up the creek circa 1865.JUNE 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Moonstone, Pearl, Alexandrite 1 2 Make a Difference Incorporate low-water use plants in your yard and water only as needed. Overwatering lawns and gardens causes more runoff that carries pollution to storm drains. Flower: Rose 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 World Environment Day 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Flag Day 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Father’s Day Summer Solstice 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
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    • When Historian David Dilgard was a kid, most people knew Glenwood Creek as Maple Heights Creek,though it was never officially mapped as such. It seems a shame that it was never named Livingston Creek.In 1863 Jacob and David Livingston set up the first steam sawmill in Snohomish County near present dayHarbor View Park. It was a short-lived venture. In 1872 Jacob Livingston platted the first townsite (“WesternNew York”) on Port Gardner Bay not far from his failed sawmill. Glenwood Creek runs along the plattedstreet named “Livingston.”JULY 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Independence Day 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Make a Difference Birthstone: Ruby Be a responsible boater. Properly dispose of trash on shore, not in the water. Maintain your boat engine to prevent oil and gas leaks. Flower: Larkspur, Water Lily
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    • Phillips Creek was presumably named for John W. Phillips (1905-1990), who built a house near the mouthof the creek in the mid-1960s at 1915 Mukilteo Boulevard. He was the founder of Everett Industrial Supply,which is still operating in Everett under the name of Stellar Industrial Supply.AUGUST 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Peridot, Sardonyx 1 2 3 4 Make a Difference Keep your car in good repair to prevent automotive fluids from leaking on streets and pavements. Flower: Gladiolus 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Friendship Day 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31
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    • Merrill and Ring Creek was named for the Merrill and Ring Logging Company, established in 1888 by thefamilies of Richard D. Merrill (Seattle) and Clark L. Ring (Saginaw, MI). e company ran a narrow gaugelogging railway along the creek, from the Great Northern Railroad line in north Everett to 128th Street insouth Everett. What is now 4th Avenue W. was once called “Emander Road” or “ e M and R.” e line wasburned out by a fire in 1914.SEPTEMBER 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Sapphire Make a Difference 1 Take used antifreeze and motor oil to an auto parts store or to a household hazardous waste collection site for free disposal. Flower: Aster 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Labor Day 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Ramadan Begins Rosh Hashanah Begins 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Yom Kippur 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Fall Equinox 30
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    • Wood Creek was the sole source of Everett’s drinking water supply from 1898 to 1917. e namesake washomesteader Samuel O. Woods. Sadly, little is known about Sam Woods other than the fact he homesteadedthe land the creek is near and applied for claim patents on the land in 1882 and 1887. No one knows why the‘s’ was dropped from ‘Woods’ when the creek was named.OCTOBER 2007SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Tourmaline, Opal 1 2 3 4 5 6 Flower: Calendula, Cosmos 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Columbus Day 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Make a Difference Get involved. Volunteer for a surface water protection project by calling 425-257-8800 or e-mail: pw@ci.everett.wa.us. Halloween
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    • Japanese Gulch and Creek were named after a large sawmill in Mukilteo that employed Japanese laborerswho took up residence in the gully along the creek. e sawmill was built in 1903 by the Mukilteo LumberCompany, which became Crown Lumber in 1909. Crown Lumber closed in 1930, and the buildings weredestroyed by a fire in 1938.NOVEMBER 2007 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Topaz, Citrine Make a Difference 1 2 3 Allow natural vegetation to grow along creeks, streams and drainage ditches to slow the rate of runoff and help filter pollutants. Flower: Chrysanthemum 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Daylight Savings Time Ends 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Veterans’ Day Veterans’ Day (observed) 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 anksgiving Day 25 26 27 28 29 30
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    • Pigeon Creek No. 2 was named simply because it was the next creek over from the original Pigeon Creek,which is now known as Pigeon Creek No. 1. Pigeon Creek No. 1 was named for a huge flock of pigeons thatlived near the mouth of the creek. Prior to the second half of the 20th Century, Pigeon Creek No. 1 had beena thriving spawning ground for salmon, then decades of illegal dumping polluted the creek and the salmonstopped returning to spawn. In 1984, students at Jackson Elementary adopted the creek and cleaned it up. e students incubated Coho salmon eggs in a school aquarium and released the fry into the creek. Twoyears later salmon returned to Pigeon Creek No. 1 to spawn.DECEMBER 2007SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Birthstone: Turquoise, Blue Zircon Make a Difference 1 Pick up after pets and flush waste down the toilet or throw it in the trash. Pet waste is a major source of surface water pollution. Flower: Narcissus 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Hanukkah Begins 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Winter Solstice 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Christmas Day Kwanzaa Begins
    • !"#$%&"(()*&!"#$%&"(()*& &,-"($.*& of Everett 2007 Calendar +&,-"($.*&City of Everett Public Works Urban Creeks & Streams 2007 CalendarProject Manager: Karen Miller, City of EverettDesign: Libby Allen, AllengraphicsWriters: David Dilgard, Everett Librarian & Historian 3200 Cedar St. • Everett, WA 98201Photography: David Johanson-Vasquez, Big Picture Photography Phone: 425-257-8800Printing: Consolidated Press www.ci.everett.wa.us/pw