Everett Smelter Cleanup
Latest Project News
Soil removal is complete in the south park area!
Backfilling with clean soil will begin next week. Crews have
moved to the north half of the park to start soil removal.
American Legion Memorial Park and Evergreen Arboretum are
now closed for cleanup. There is no public access to any
area of the park, including the arboretum, ball fields and
Legion Hall until spring 2016.
Ecology held a pre-cleanup meeting on June 23 about American
Legion Memorial Park cleanup.
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Information about the American Legion Memorial Park scope of
work is available below.
Details about Cleanup in American Legion Memorial Park
- The City of Everett has a scope of work for
cleanup at American Legion Memorial Park. The scope protects all trees in the park.
- The Arboretum and maintenance area (South Legion) will
be closed starting July 20.
- The rest of American Legion Memorial Park will close on
September 8. The park is scheduled to reopen in the spring
Project Fact Sheet 10/2014
Want more information about cleanup? Please see the posters and handouts
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.