Echo Lake Community
Echo Lake Sunset - by Wayne Peterson - August 3rd
Welcome to our corner of paradise. Our rural community is composed of thirty-eight hundred people living near Echo Lake, Snohomish County, State of Washington, USA.
We may be small, but we are friendly folks working to make the world a better, safer place.
This website is provided by a group of volunteers working to improve our community and believing our collective voices are stronger with each additional community member.
This is quite possibly the place where all the men are good looking, all the women are strong and all the children are above average.
Join us in building a stronger community . ELCG is a group of volunteers working to improve our community. Formed in 2019 to develop a Community Emergency Response effort here in our Community. While we live in a populated area of the Pacific Northwest, we are at risk of being isolated in an emergency if the road in/out of our community becomes impassible. The emergency response plan has been developed and currently building a team of responders. Look for more information on the Programs tab of this website.
But the people of our community didn't stop at emergency preparedness...
This very website was formed as a resource to the Echo Lake Community. In addition, a monthly newsletter is published, events and parades are happening within our community, your neighbors are starting conversations about Neighborhood Watch, traffic and speeding, walking paths, wildlife, a community welcome sign and a park! There is also an annual survey conducted and an email established so your voice can be heard - firstname.lastname@example.org. Our collective voices are stronger with each additional community member.
We are Stronger Together
NextDoor - The most popular social media place for news from your neighbors. If you have not signed up yet, click the house ICON to the left.
Facebook - The world uses Facebook, and a few of your neighbors do too.
Amazon Smile - When you make purchases on Amazon, .5% is donated by Amazon to our community while not costing you anything more.
Donation - For those wishing to donate to our community general fund, this is very much appreciated. Donations on Square do incur a fee. We also accept checks or electronic payments on PayPal and Venmo.
Click above for more details about the Echo Lake Community "BLOCK PARTY & ARTISAN MARKET"
Hiking in the Northwest - Safely
It is that time of the year again, when we want to get out of town and go for a hike. Like any activity things can go badly. Nature can be unpredictable and any outing into the backcountry can present challenges and dangers. Preparation is key to a safe time and possibly saving a life. Packing the 10 essentials will set you up to address most unexpected challenges you may face outdoors. The key is to always pack these items—whether on a day hike or a multi-day trip—as these are the items that are essential to survival. So weather it is your survival or helping someone else in the backcountry, The Ten Essentials can be found HERE.
Islands of Isolation
At a recent international educational event, Jason Biermann was invited to speak about impact due to earthquakes in our region and more specifically Snohomish County.
This presentation directly pertains to our community and establishes the framework and emphasis for our Community Emergency Response Team.
Some may say this will never happen, however it has happened to others and we are not immune to earthquakes.
Please take the time to watch this video.
We had a great presentation by Sgt. Rebecca Lewis to a packed house, learning about how to protect ourselves and avoid potentially bad situations. We will be hosting more speakers in 2021, so stay tuned!
Echo Lake Traffic
There is a growing concern in the community over traffic safety and it's impact on people and wildlife. Excess speed on our roads has taken several deer and other creatures. Thankfully no humans have been killed. New signage and increased patrols are intended to calm and make our roads safer.
If you are driving please slow down and watch for others along the road. If you are walking, running or riding a bike, please wear bright clothing that can be easily seen. We have all chosen to live a safe rural lifestyle, so lets preserve what we have through our actions. Thank You.
South Whidby Island Fault
Our risk of an earthquake happening tomorrow may be low, but when the South Whidby Island Fault earthquake does happen it will be devastating. This fault passes through our community and according to the USGS it is capable of generating the largest crustal earthquake in Puget Sound at 7.5.
When considering this earthquake will be shallow, the USGS believes damage will be extensive and widespread.
We should expect significant aftershocks and liquefaction. Two new lakes will be created in our community as a result of this earthquake.
National Community Award
The National Association of Town Watch has awarded the Echo Lost Lake Community Group the Rookie of the Year Award for 2019 for their outstanding performance and participation during the National Night Out event.
The Echo Lake group with more than 50 volunteers, attracted over 320 people, provided live music, free ice cream, Fire Truck, Sheriff, County Communications Truck , community services displays and collected 265 pounds of food for the local food bank.
We are bringing neighbors in our community together through this national program. This program was developed by FEMA specifically for communities and neighborhoods. For those that participate, this program will save lives and greatly improve the quality of life following a disaster. The program is FREE but requires participating households to provide some information to their neighbors.
IN 2019, WE LAUNCHED 11 STREETS IN OUR COMMUNITY. PLEASE JOIN US TO BRING THIS PROGRAM TO YOUR STREET.
The above link takes you to Square to make a contribution to ELCG.
ELCG is also on PayPal and Venmo for electronic donations and you can contact us for check or cash. ELCG is a 501(c)3
Every little bit counts
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