One of the Eastside’s treasures, the “Slough” is host to an abundance of flora and fauna. On your next walk along the Sammamish River Trail during these idyllic summer days and evenings, take a look into the Slough itself. Although altered extensively in the 1960s for flood control by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it remains an Eastside treasure, host to an abundance of flora and fauna.(Entire article)
Mountains can be so awe inspiring and humbling at the same time. So beautiful but can whip you into submission when you try to climb it. (Photo: Steve Avril)
If you look hard enough, you’ll find hidden gems like this lake that holds either trout or bass in Washington. This lake happens to be in Montana. (Photo: Steve Avril)
Sometimes there is nothing that gets the heart pumping more than water bubbling with trout. (Photo: Steve Avril)
Goat rental for land clearing takes green construction to a new level. Goat rentals are becoming very popular with construction companies, real estate agents, and survey crews.
When you rent a herd of goats to clear land you don’t need to dispose of the debris. You get the job done without noisy machinery. And when you rent goats you don’t need to apply for land clearing permits. Goats can easily clear land on steep hillsides and rough terrain. This all saves you time and money. For more information, go to Rent-A-Ruminant.
Phase I of Swedish Hospital had it’s grand opening in July 2011. Phase II of the new Swedish/Issaquah medical campus in Issaquah Highlands is expected to open a full four months ahead of schedule. Originally set to open in February 2012, Phase II will now open in November 2011.
Swedish/Issaquah is getting very close to the official opening of Phase I of the hospital and medical office building on July 9. Also opening in July are the pharmacy, Education & Conference Center, café and retail stores.
Phase II of Swedish/Issaquah includes the ICU, inpatient surgery, pediatric inpatient unit, medical/surgical inpatient unit, and labor and delivery. With the completion of Phase II, Swedish anticipates that 465 full-time hospital employees, plus 150 clinic staff and providers, will be employed in the 500,000-square-foot medical center