Union Slough Mitigation Bank & Trail

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The Union Slough Mitigation Site was constructed by the Port of Everett. After a 2005 expansion, it is now a 24-acre estuarine marsh mudflat habitat located in the Snohomish River estuary. Thanks to the diligent work of former Port of Everett Engineer Jack Olson, the Union Slough Salt Marsh Mitigation Project won the 2001 American Association of Port Authorities Environmental Improvement Award under the Mitigation category. Union Slough is dedicated to Jack, who passed away in November 2003, and is in remembrance of his hard work, vision and dedication to the project. Former Archbishop Murphy High School student Cory Larson also made significant contributions to Union Slough as part of his Eagle Scout project in 2003.

A walkway surrounds the site, which allows visitors and spectators to view the numerous water birds and wildlife that inhabits the restored wetland area.

Project Summary (PDF)

HOURS OF OPERATION:

  • April thru October: Dawn until Dusk
  • November thru March: CLOSED

HOW TO GET TO UNION SLOUGH:
Union Slough: Address:  just north of Everett off east side of Hwy 529 at 37th St (at Biringer Farms) 
 
From the North: Take I-5 South to exit 198 (Hwy 529/ N. Broadway/Port of Everett). Stay on Hwy 529 for approximately 1/2 mile crossing a large drawbridge over Steamboat Slough- get into the right hand lane.  Turn right onto 34th St immediately after crossing the bridge.  Stay to the right to loop under the highway, then take a left onto 37th st and into Biringer Farms ( you’ll see a big, red archway sign over the road). Make an immediate right into the Port of Everett Union Slough restoration site parking lot.
 
From the South: Take I-5 north to exit 195 (Marine View Dr/Port of Everett).  Turn left off the ramp to head north on E. Marine View Dr.  Stay on E. Marine View Drive for one mile. Turn left to merge onto N. Broadway/Hwy 529 heading north.  Travel north on Hwy 529 crossing over a large drawbridge over the Snohomish River and a smaller bridge over Union Slough.  After crossing the smaller bridge, turn right onto 37th st. and into Biringer Farms (you’ll see a big, red archway sign over the road). Make an immediate right into the Port of Everett Union Slough restoration site parking lot.
 
From downtown Everett:  Head north on N. Broadway St (Hwy 529) towards Marysville.  As you leave Everett, stay in the left hand lane to merge onto Hwy 529. Travel north on Hwy 529 crossing over a large drawbridge over the Snohomish River and a smaller bridge over Union Slough.  After crossing the smaller bridge, turn right onto 37th st. and into Biringer Farms (you’ll see a big, red archway sign over the road).  Make an immediate right into the Port of Everett Union Slough restoration site parking lot.

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