News Briefs for April 11, 2018

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 12:23am
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Paving underway at Fauntleroy dock

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is conducting maintenance at the Fauntleroy Ferry Terminal by re-paving the dock and approach, re-striping the lanes and adding fencing along the pedestrian walkway.

Work is taking place between 7 p.m. and 4 a.m. It began April 9 and will conclude at the end of May. No work will be conducted Friday through Sunday nights.

According to WSF, the pavement is deteriorating due to age and needs to be replaced.

For more information, email

State hosts meeting tonight for work at Maury Island Natural Area

Officials from the Washington Department of Ecology and King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks will lead a meeting tonight, April 11, regarding the cleanup for the contaminated soil at Maury Island Natural Area. Discussion topics will include the remedial investigation, alternatives feasibility study and proposed draft clean up action plan for the contaminated soils of the natural area. Comments will be accepted until May 24; submit them using Washington Department of Ecology’s e-comment system, by sending an email to or by leaving a voicemail at (206) 477-7372 (SEPA). The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Vashon High School theater.

Mark your calendar for Earth Day fest

Celebrate Earth Day with a week of volunteer events and an earth fair with speakers, calls to action, music and visual arts, green vendors and an area for kids.

The fair will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Vashon High School.

The event is hosted by Vashon Climate Action Group, Vashon-Maury Land Trust, Vashon Nature Center and Zero Waste Vashon and the Vashon High School Green Team. See for more information.

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