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A time of transition for Japanese Gulch Group | Gulch View

Thank you for all the attention given to the Japanese Gulch Group. Whether you are a supporter, critic, politician or the press, it is flattering that there still is so much focus on our little organization. Since there is some confusion regarding...


An inside look at the Japanese Gulch Group | Gulch View

We saved the forest in Japanese Gulch, so do we still need Japanese Gulch Group? The Japanese Gulch Group advocates for outdoor recreation, wildlife and ecological preservation of the green space in Japanese Gulch. We were founded by a group of... Full story


Gone now is the ‘Wild West’ | Gulch View

Mukilteo officially purchased 98 acres of land on the west side of Japanese Gulch on Feb. 21. This historic acquisition means the public has access to the land from Mukilteo Lane past Fifth Street and the dog park and up to 76th Street S.W. by the... Full story


A glimpse into the future | Gulch View

An old man and a boy walk slowly through the woods. The rich smell of the earth rises up from the dirt path. The wind gently blows through the treetops, causing a branch to occasionally groan as it rubs against another. The breeze barely reaches the...


Japanese Gulch is our forest forever | Gulch View

We did it! The city of Mukilteo signed a purchase and sale agreement to obtain the remaining 98 acres of land in Japanese Gulch. If you are a supporter of Japanese Gulch, you can be proud. We as a group of concerned citizens put our time effort and m... Full story


The confidence of youth | Gulch View

A few weeks ago, my oldest son Hadyn and I listened to Paul Bannick, an acclaimed wildlife expert and photographer, give a lecture in conjunction with the Japanese Gulch Group. Paul gave a very... Full story


City makes offer to purchase gulch | Guest View

A historic step toward the purchase of Japanese Gulch has been taken. On Monday, Mayor Joe Marine and the Mukilteo City Council, including mayor-elect Jennifer Gregerson, met in a closed session to discuss the purchase of Japanese Gulch. They...


Help keep gulch history alive

I recently toured Japanese Gulch with Mayor Joe Marine and City Councilmember Richard Emery. Our day was transformed as we entered the gulch. The soft silence of the woods is such a marked contrast from the busy suburban world we had just stepped...


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