Snohomish County – Home of Fish Crossing Signs


Snohomish County FC Steelheads-Primary-800SMOKEY POINT, WA— A few years back the Everett Herald ran a brief story about “Fish Crossing” street signs popping up around Snohomish County. See an excerpt below.

You know, I’ve seen those signs in Lake Stevens and other places around the county, and always thought they were, well, fishy. It’s not like fish are going to dart across the road without first looking both ways.

Turns out, there is a method to the seeming madness.

It’s all about fish awareness. Letting people know there are fish in their midst.

“The signs inform people this is an important rearing ground for fish as well as other things fish feed on,” said Peggy Campbell, watershed steward in Surface Water Management at Snohomish County Department of Public Works. “It is to keep the waters clean for all the critters that use the waterway whether it’s fish or not.”

Needless to say, the Steelheads approve.

About SnoCo FC

The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are an elite amateur premier men’s adult soccer club from Smokey Point, Washington. Established in 2017, the Steelheads began regional competition in the Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) in 2019. The Fish are a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the level of adult soccer in Snohomish County while providing opportunities for players to continue to play, compete, improve and represent our county.

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