Everett Smelter Cleanup
Latest Project News
Did you miss the Nov. 6 and 8 meetings?
Download a copy of the meeting presentation at this website
(2.6 mb) and attend the next public meeting: December 16,
2014 from 6:30 to 8:30 at American Legion Memorial Hall.
- Information about the proposed scope of work for American
Legion Memorial Park cleanup is available below.
- Comment about the American Legion Memorial Park cleanup
will be accepted through November 26.
Submit written comments at this website by November 26!
- Mark your calendar with the next public meeting:
December 16, 2014 from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. at American Legion
Details about Cleanup in American Legion Memorial Park
- The City of Everett has a proposed scope of work for
cleanup at American Legion Memorial Park. The proposed
scope protects all trees in the park.
Proposed Cleanup: North Legion
Proposed Cleanup: South Legion
- The Arboretum and maintenance area will be closed
starting in June or July 2015 to begin cleanup.
- The rest of American Legion Memorial Park will close
after September 4, 2015 and will remain closed until early
Project Fact Sheet
Want more information about cleanup? Posters from
the November public meetings are available below.
Park Cleanup Background
In 2011-12 Ecology sampled soil in the three parks located within the
Everett Smelter Cleanup Site boundary:
American Legion Memorial Park and Arboretum
- Wiggums Hollow Park
- Viola Oursler Overlook
All three parks were shown to have soil arsenic levels above the
established cleanup level for the Everett Smelter Cleanup Site. In 2013,
the state legislature set aside funding for the cleanup of these three
parks. Ecology is working with the City of Everett to plan for and conduct
soil removal and replacement at these parks beginning in 2015-16 and
continuing for several years.