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Sheriff thanks community for cleaning Interurban Trail in South Everett

Adam Fortney
Sheriff Adam Fortney

EVERETT, Wash., October 21, 2022— Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney was surprised to find most of the stretch of the Interurban Trail he and others were scheduled to clean this morning was cleared by local community members and Washington State Department of Corrections.

This morning Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney visited the interurban trail near 128th Rd and I-5 with the Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) outreach team and Bubbers Janitorial and Anti-Graffiti Services to help with clean-up of the public community Interurban.

To their surprise, most of the garbage that had been left on the trail had been cleaned up!

In talking with residents and others, Sheriff Fortney was told a group of community members and Washington State Department of Corrections took initiative to restore the trail for its intended use.

Interurban Trail
Courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Interurban Trail
Courtesy of Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Fortney and his team walked the trail with representatives from Bubbers and cleared the remaining trash in the area.

The Sheriff’s Office, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Public Works, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Executive Office, and other county partners have put together a plan for proactively keeping the trail clean, safe, and open so that everyone in the community can enjoy it. This involves the Sheriff, SCSO patrol, outreach, and motor units, the Snohomish County Executive Office, Snohomish County Public Works, Snohomish County Parks, Washington State Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Corrections, and Snohomish Public Utility District (PUD).

“We are confident that with sustained attention this area will stay accessible and safe,” Sheriff Fortney said in a Facebook post. “We want to thank everyone who has been involved, from the local community to county government, and the state government.”

He added, “Our goals are to help people in need, hold people accountable when appropriate, and try everything in our power to assist the community to make it safe, clean, and thriving for all!”

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