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Toxics Cleanup Program

Everett Smelter Cleanup

Parks Cleanup

Latest Project News
  • Ecology and the City have increased the tree protection areas in the north park areas. This change was made because tree roots were more extensive than previously estimated.  Here is a map of the revised work area.
  • 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.
  • Remember that 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.  Click here to see the presentation.

Information about the American Legion Memorial Park scope of work is available below. 

Details about Cleanup in American Legion Memorial Park

Want more information about cleanup?  Please see the posters and handouts below.

Park Cleanup Background

In 2011-12 Ecology sampled soil in the three parks located within the Everett Smelter Cleanup Site boundary:

  • Photo: American Legion Memorial Park and ArboretumAmerican 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.

Exposure to levels of contamination found in the parks are not an immediate health risk. Follow Ecology's health recommendations to reduce your family's exposure to contamination. Learn more about how to protect your family from contamination.


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Meg Bommarito
Project Manager