Free mulch Saturday from Sound Transit

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Tree debris turned in to mulch
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
In conjunction with early work being done for the Lynnwood Link Extension, Sound Transit and contractors Stacy and Witbeck / Kiewit / Hoffman JV and Interwest Construction Inc. will be offering free mulch to the public Saturday, September 7 from 9am to 1pm

The mulch will be available at the site of the future Shoreline North/185th Street Station, on the east side of I-5. 

Approximately 1,000 yards of mulch will be available. For comparison, a pickup truck can hold about three yards of mulch.

Any member of the public is welcome to come for the mulch. Members of the public not bringing a pickup truck should bring containers for the mulch. There is no limit to the amount of mulch anyone can take. The contractors will be available to help shovel the mulch onto trucks or into containers.

The mulch is a byproduct of the tree removal being done in preparation for construction of light rail to Lynnwood. Approximately 5,300 trees are being removed and will be replaced by 20,000 trees when construction is completed. 

The trees being removed are also being used for timber, compost and other wood by-products. More information about Sound Transit’s tree replacement program is available here.

Lynnwood Link light rail service is scheduled to begin in 2024. Sound Transit plans trains to operate every four to six minutes during weekday peak hours. Commuters from the Lynnwood Transit Center will enjoy 27-minute rides to downtown Seattle and 60-minute rides to Sea-Tac Airport. 

Trains from Lynnwood will also serve the Eastside and reach downtown Bellevue in 51 minutes. Sound Transit projects ridership to reach between 47,000 and 55,000 daily riders by 2026. Learn more about the project here.


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