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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Peat repeat: Appeals court to hear Lynnwood bog preservation fight

Randy Whalen’s property borders a rare sphagnum-moss bog at the headwaters of Bear Creek. His neighbor wants to develop five properties that border the bog, and an extended legal battle ensues while a variety of groups try to gain protection for the natural water filter for surrounding streams and lakes in north King and south Snohomish counties.