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City Sustainability Efforts

Green Building

The City has achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for its two most recently constructed buildings. LEED is a certification for construction that uses techniques to improve energy and water efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts.


 Parks and Recreation

The City is dedicated to providing local, community access to parks, open spaces, trails, and recreation.


  • Parks, Open Space, and Recreation Plan adoption
    • Big Gulch Trail
    • Japanese Gulch Trail
  • Lighthouse Park Improvements
    Lighthouse cul-de-sac
    Lighthouse Park
    • Low impact development techniques
      • Stormwater bioswales
      • Permeable parking pavers
    • Backshore restoration
    • Solar trash compactor
    • Recycled materials for park furniture
  • Mukilteo Community Garden


Environmental Protection and Restoration

  • Stormwater water quality management
    Fish Passage
    Fish passage installation
  • Japanese Gulch Creek fish passage barrier removal
  • Port of Everett Mt. Baker Transfer Pier beach enhancement
  • Habitat Management Plan adoption
  • Shoreline Management Program
  • Big Gulch Creek restoration



 Conservation and Energy-Efficiency


  • Reduced vehicle emissions and gasoline consumption
  • City facilities and activities PUD energy audits

 Public Information


  • Newsletter on recycled paper
  • Website
  • Web streaming City Council meetings
  • Reducing mailing and limiting printing emails
  • Electronic permit submittal
  • Electronic municipal code and search tool
  • Electronic copies of meeting minutes, ordinances, and resolutions
  • Budget online

 Future Efforts

  • Japanese Gulch Creek stream realignment and day-lighting
  • Big Gulch estuary restoration
  • Clearing and grading code update
  • Low impact development code update

Low impact development (LID) is a stormwater management method used when developing land that protects our water resources by maintaining the natural hydrology systems. Some of the most common LID techniques include green roofs, rain gardens, bioswales, impervious pavement, vegetation retention, and others.

  • Mixed-use development

Mixed-use developments combine commercial uses with residential uses to help reduce dependence on single-occupancy vehicles and create pedestrian-friendly centers 

  • North Mukilteo waterfront nearshore beach enhancement and stream day-lighting
  • Transportation carbon off-set credit program for land acquisition and forest management

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