Lya Bagley and Karen Guzak started an Indivisible Group in the City of Snohomish right after the 2016 election. We met at Angel Arms Works, calling the group Snohomish Rising. We divided into several groups, taking action to call and write our elected representatives. Over time the one lively and sustainable group was the Greenies, committed to local environmental action.
Now, five years later, we are GREEN SNOHOMISH!
Annual Tree Tour
Every year we organize and lead the Historic Snohomish Tree Tour in appreciation of our magnificent tree-lined streets.
Plastic bag ban
Led a grassroots effort that succeeded in the Reusable Bag Ordinance passed by the Snohomish City Council in 2019.
Encouraged businesses to not automatically give out plastic straws and offer other alternatives.
We volunteer at the seasonal farmer’s market managing waste and recycling from food vendors.
We learn and teach each other how to make a difference through individual actions, by being involved with local government, and making connections in the community.