May 18

EMS Week - How To Respond in an Emergency

Posted on May 18, 2022 at 3:19 PM by Gail Folkins

Here's how residents can rise to the challenge, before, during, and after an emergency. This is the logo showing the Snoqualmie Fire Department uniform patch.

Before an Emergency

Get educated.

Take a public course to learn how to perform first-aid, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, and how to Stop-the-Bleed!

Have a first aid kit, both in your vehicle and at home.

Providing aid to someone in need prior to our arrival could be the difference between life or death.

Have a plan for large community effecting events.

Large scale events such as earthquakes, flood,s or human made events will spread the local resources thin. Have a plan for you and your family to meet in a central location to better provide care for each other.

During an Emergency

Take a breath before calling 911.

Calling 911 for the first time can be nerve wracking, especially during an emergency. Talking with the 911 dispatcher in a calm manner will allow them to do their job more efficiently and get the right resources to you sooner. Remember, even if the dispatcher is on the phone with you, resources are already on their way.

Know where you are (nearest cross street or significant landmark).

Finding somebody after they call 911 can be time consuming, especially in our area where we have plenty of recreation area to enjoy. While in town, keep track of street signs. When out in the local recreation areas, know what trail you are on and where you started from.

After an Emergency

For both small and large events, check with police or fire department before leaving, especially if you have rendered aid. Ask important questions and know that you did the right thing!


Apr 15

Volunteers Help Restore Centennial Fields Rain Garden

Posted on April 15, 2022 at 2:43 PM by Gail Folkins

Stewardship Partners Ashley Aversa and Volunteers

On a recent chilly but rain-free Saturday morning, 19 volunteers cleared an area in Centennial Fields Park for an existing rain garden. Organized through Stewardship Partners and the Green Snoqualmie Partnership, the event resulted in approximately 3,450 square feet cleared of invasive Himalayan blackberry roots and canes, which prevent growth of native varieties that help make a rain garden efficient. 

What Is a Rain Garden?

Rain gardens are basins of water where rainwater collects. Surrounded by native plants, these basins help filter out road pollutants through the soil and surrounding plants. The rain garden at Centennial Fields was taken over these past two years by invasive blackberry. The goal of groups such as Stewardship Partners and Green Snoqualmie is to restore the site by removing invasive blackberry, establishing native plants, and mulching the site. This will help ensure its continued efficiency in filtering water to remove pollutants and result in cleaner water runoff for our area streams, plants, and wildlife. 

 Visit Stewardship Partners and the  Green Snoqualmie Partnership to learn about upcoming events. 

Centennial Fields Rain Garden - Bioswale

Salmonberry bloom

Mar 18

Riverbank Repair Project Completed

Posted on March 18, 2022 at 3:10 PM by Gail Folkins

Construction is complete on the Snoqualmie River Revetment Repair project at the corner of SE River St and Park Ave SE.  The City, with funding from King County Flood Control District, installed wood piling, rock armor, geo-stabilized fill, and native vegetation to provide erosion protection. The repaired revetment will protect properties and structures along the roadway and stabilize a critical city water main and other buried utility infrastructure. Without this repair, continued river erosion would cause the road to fail entirely.  

The City was able to leverage this joint effort with King County to provide other enhancements.  Environmental improvements include expanded open space for access along the river corridor, restoration of native habitat and riparian buffer, and enhanced tree plantings to increase shade on the river that helps to reduce water temperatures. The project also constructed the first segment of the Riverwalk Trail, which will eventually provide for greater access and environmental restoration along the river corridor.  

Watch a video of the repair process. 

Riverbank Revetment