SR 530 Slide Memorial Project

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Project Overview

Snohomish County Parks and Recreation is working with families of victims, survivors and responders of the March 22, 2014, SR 530 Landslide to build a permanent memorial at the site of the tragic event to honor those who were lost, those who survived, the responders and the resilience of the surrounding communities. In support of the families and survivors, a website has been dedicated to the project. Visit www.slidememorial.com for additional updates and an opportunity to donate to the ongoing care of the memorial.


Remember, due to the sensitive nature of the site, please keep pets on leash and stay on designated paths.


This project is currently under construction.

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Updated 11/10/22

  • Construction began in October 2022, and the permanent memorial is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2023.
  • Parks staff continue to coordinate with family representatives on the construction project and volunteer events.

SITE ACCESS

    Access to the site will be limited during construction. Limited closure to the Whitehorse Trail will be required.

    Nearby parking for the Whitehorse Trail is located at C-Post road.

    Access to the memorial cedar trees along the highway will be provided when possible.

MEMORIAL DESIGN

To develop the conceptual design for the memorial, Parks worked with the interpretive team at MIG/Portico to organize feedback from into a cohesive design proposal. The design for the memorial was developed through a collaborative process with families, survivors, and responders. The final site design is based on the idea that visitors to an educationally and emotionally intense place will move through six stages of understanding: arrival, decompression, reception, orientation, interpretation, and transformation.

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PROJECT FUNDING

Parks staff estimates the total cost of the SR 530 Slide Memorial to be about $5 million and has received donations to complete the design. Funding to complete the construction of the memorial and installation of its components has been allocated in the Snohomish County budget.

 

Grant funding from Washington State Commerce, in the amount of $294,00 has been awarded to the project. Grant applications to Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office were awarded in the amount of $500,000.

 

Donations for materials, services or ongoing maintenance funds can be accepted through families’ non-profit fiscal sponsor’s project website.


PROJECT CONTACT

Carol Ohlfs, Principal Park Planner
6705 Puget Park Drive
Snohomish, WA 98296
Email Carol Ohlfs
(425) 388-6609


PRESS INQUIRIES

Rose Intveld, Communications Specialist

rose.intveld@snoco.org

425-388-6621