Beautify Bonney Lake tackles east entrance art installation

Beautify Bonney Lake is always growing, bringing in more volunteers and performing more services with each passing year. Last year, Beautify Bonney Lake’s Director Lillian McGinnis estimated between 500 and 600 residents came out to work on more than 25 different project sites, which resulted in more than 1,800 work hours, all neatly packed into one sunny Saturday morning.

Last year

Beautify Bonney Lake is always growing, bringing in more volunteers and performing more services with each passing year.

Last year, Beautify Bonney Lake’s Director Lillian McGinnis estimated between 500 and 600 residents came out to work on more than 25 different project sites, which resulted in more than 1,800 work hours, all neatly packed into one sunny Saturday morning.

Some volunteers who show up on Sept. 19 may have a chance to work on a mosaic art project that will greet people as they enter Bonney Lake from the east.

“The mosaic project is our premier project this year,” said McGinnis. “We were talking about doing an East Town entrance for several years, because it’s kind of on the left side, where people don’t really look. We thought, well, let’s put something bright out there to show off that sign.”

Beautify Bonney Lake partnered with the city’s Art Commission for this project.

McGinnis said the plan is to get the mosaic up during the event, but it’s possible the project may be delayed.

Other projects this year include clearing out debris and nettles on the Sky Island Service Road and working at Victor Falls.

All volunteers will corral together at the Pierce Transit parking lot off state Route 410 at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 and work until noon, after which they can enjoy a free lunch to celebrate their hard work.

McGinnis said this year Taco Time will be providing food to volunteers, as well as continuing the traditional pizza options.

Free fluorescent light recycling

Beautify Bonney lake is also partnering with LightRecycle and DM Disposal so residents can safely dispose of their fluorescent lights.

Acceptable fluorescent lights include the iconic fluorescent tubes, compact fluorescent and high intensity discharge bulbs.

Fluorescent lights can contain between 3.5 to 15 milligrams of mercury, depending on the type of light. Recycling these lights means mercury is safely collected and re-used.

The drop off for fluorescent lights will be at the Bonney Lake Park & Ride, where volunteers first meet to start the day.

Volunteers and other residents can only recycle ten bulbs per person.

 

More in News

Jeter returns to Bonney Lake as police chief

The city has grown since he left 13 years ago, but Bryan Jeter says he’s ready for the challenge.

Cross-country cyclists make first stop in Enumclaw

Pi Kappa Phi fraternity members from all around the country stopped at Ashley House on their first stop on the Journey of Hope tour.

Staying involved helped one man out of homelessness, and empower others | Public Health Insider

Having a cause and advocating for others helped Greg Francis leave homelessness behind.

Wyatt Hodder same in third in one of this year’s tree climbing competitions. Photo by Ashley Britschgi
Junior Show attracts 142 competitors, here are the winners

Make sure you don’t miss the big event next weekend.

City shifts approach on downtown property plans

The Enumclaw City Council decided to seek “letters of interest” from potential developers instead of a traditional Request for Proposals.

After Seattle’s controversial employee head tax was repealed, King County Executive Dow Constantine wants to bond against existing tax revenues to generate $100 million for affordable housing. Photo by Joe Mabel/Wikipedia Commons
County executive proposes $100 million affordable housing bond

The money was already coming, but Constantine wants to speed up the process.

Bonney Lake High School graduation 2018 | Slideshow

Check out the Panthers in their cap and gowns getting ready for life’s next challenges.

Programs come together for benefit of White River graduates

Check out which Hornets were honored during the 2018 graduation.

Enumclaw Health and Rehab offers free nursing training

The next round of classes starts Monday, June 26, and runs through July 24.

Most Read