Session focuses on Glendale past

History will highlight the next in a series of free community seminars exploring the geological, natural and human interactions with Glendale Creek.

Glendale historian Craig Williams of the community organization Friends of Glendale and the South Whidbey Historical Society will discuss “Glendale, the Rough Years” at a meeting tonight in Clinton.

The session will be at 6:30 p.m. at Clinton Community Hall,

6411 Central Ave.

Williams will talk about how humans have shaped the Glendale watershed, about the railroad that once ran through the area and other tales of the community through the years.

The Island County Public Works Department is conducting the series to gather information from the community before deciding what should be done to repair recent flood damage.

A collapsed beaver dam is blamed for setting off a sequence of events in early April last year that washed away a section of Glendale Road and flooded the beach community of Glendale with water, mud and debris.

The final session of the series will be Thursday, April 15 at the Clinton hall. County staff and Jamie Bailes and Doug Thompson of the Washington state Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss funding, regulations and future plans for the area.

For more information, call county engineer Randy Brackett at

321-5111, ext. 7954, or e-mail

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