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Port of Everett celebrates completion of Pigeon Creek Public Access Trail

Post Date:09/25/2005

The Port of Everett is pleased to announce the completion of its Pigeon Creek Public Access Trail, which is located along the easterly edge of its marine terminal operations.

Port Commissioner Jim Shaffer helped commemorate the event, along with Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson and Councilman Drew Nielsen. Unlike most trails throughout the city, the Port's trail provides walkers and bikers the opportunity to observe an active port's operations while exercising.

"I have been a big proponent of this trail from the beginning, and I am pleased to be able to celebrate its completion before I leave office in January," said Jim Shaffer, president of the Everett Port Commission. "During my time at the Port we have worked hard to incorporate public access into our projects, and this is just one example of our success."

The 10-foot wide paved trail, which is open from dawn to dusk, starts at either Bond Street or Terminal Avenue (off West Marine View Drive) and continues for more than .6 miles. The trail's end opens up into a beautiful beach setting that is a perfect location to rest and enjoy the scenery. While visiting the Pigeon Creek Public Access Trail/Beach, on-lookers will be able to watch the Port in operation, while taking in the various wildlife that congregates in that secluded location.

"This is a project for the port community," said Ed Paskovskis, deputy director for the Port of Everett, "so, we hope residents will take advantage of this unique waterfront trail."

The trail is enhanced by new landscaping, and the beach now has two picnic tables for trail-users. For more information on Pigeon Creek Public Access Trail, please contact Lisa Mandt, Community Relations Representative at 425-388-0617 or by e-mail.

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