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Other invasive plants are Japanese knotweed, giant hogweed, clematis, field bindweed, creeping buttercup, reed canary grass, policeman's helmet and herb Robert. Almost all of the invasive plants were originally introduced as landscaping plants that escaped into the natural environment.
Please see the Non-native invasive plants page.
Our mature trees will gradually disappear with no new young trees to replace them because ivy suppresses the sprouting of seedlings!
If you have property that is currently undeveloped, is steeply sloped, contains a ravine, stream, creek or wetland, or other sensitive elements, contact City Hall at 425-744-6279 for more information and what process may apply before proceeding with any work. EarthCorps webpage.
Nutria, an invasive type of non-native aquatic rodent, has reportedly been observed in Lake Ballinger. Nutria are not native to North America and were introduced along the Gulf Coast in the 1940s. Nutria have been found in Lake Washington and could reach Lake Ballinger. Should nutria be found at Lake Ballinger, the city will work with the Washington State Department of Agriculture to control and remove them. Report a nutria sighting to the Stormwater Program Manager at 425-744-6226.
Mountlake Terrace offers ongoing and one-time event volunteer opportunities. Greeting visitors and answering the phone at City Hall, helping with mailing, scanning and photocopying projects, participating in a park cleanup, helping with traffic counts, purging records and evidence, assisting children in recreation programs, and database development are just some of the ways you can volunteer in our community.
Volunteering for the city is an opportunity to learn about the Mountlake Terrace community, understand how local government works and connect with other community members. It also offers you the chance to keep your skills up to date.
For additional information, please contact Human Resources at 425-744-6225.