Echo Lake Block Party & Emergency Operations Center

ECHO LAKE — The Big One is coming, and Wayne Connell, for one, wants to be ready.

Connell runs the Echo Lake community’s new Emergency Operations Center for this unincorporated, isolated area of thousands of households midway between Woodinville and Monroe. Click here for the full article.


These residents cleaned up 522, so can you

SNOHOMSH COUNTY — Echo Lake Community Group president Janet Macher was seeking an activity to forge bonds in her isolated, rural neighborhood.... Click here for the full article...


Echo Lake Community is reinforcing neighborhood bonds


Published August 7, 2019

In the far-flung region of Echo Lake and Lost Lake, pockets of neighbors are unifying to become a prepared and resilient group of people.

The effort to make a neighborhood group blossomed last year, but last month’s 4.6 magnitude earthquake served as a big wake-up call, said Janet Macher, who became the group’s de facto president this spring.

Look at the geography. The area is a triangle situated between Monroe, Woodinville and Maltby and lies south of state Route 522. If disaster strikes, the neighborhood has two main roads, and the land that hasn’t been subdivided into neighborhoods has homes spaced out 5 acres or more. Click here for the full article.


Reporter: Joanna Small

Snohomish County neighborhood organizes own emergency preparedness plan

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.