Streamside management: Do you live next to a waterway? Rivers, streams, and creeks are beautiful to live by, but they are complex systems that need to be managed. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Streamside Landowners” webinar at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3 via Zoom. Learn how to manage your land sustainably for future enjoyment, ensure clean water, and protect habitat for fish and wildlife. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.
Growing lettuce: Get inspired to grow your own food next year, no matter where you live. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Lawns to Lettuce” webinar at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 via Zoom. Learn how to establish a garden where you can grow lettuce, carrots, radishes and more in an urban or suburban setting. Urban gardening includes vertical production, community gardens and rooftop farms. Joe Crumbley, Urban Agriculture program coordinator, will lead the presentation. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Register at snohomishcd.org.
Earth Sanctuary: Caitlin Sullivan, an Ambassador Girl Scout, has created a garden designed for visitors with mobility issues at Earth Sanctuary, a sculpture garden and nature preserve at the corner of Newman and Emil Roads in Langley. Peace Garden’s grand opening is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 6. It’s just a short walk from the Earth Sanctuary parking lot, at 2059 Newman Road, Langley. Caitlin herself will be there to give tours to visitors — in return, she’s asking them for feedback so she can earn her Girl Scout Gold Award. Open every day during daylight hours. Admission is $7; annual passes are $35. No dogs allowed. Go to www.earthsanctuary.org for more information.
Forest health: Are you interested in taking a hands-on approach to improving the health, resilience and productivity of your forest, but feel you need more information, skills or resources to do so? The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Forest Health” workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Camano Hills Homeowners Association. Experts will introduce forest owners to simple, do-it-yourself strategies for thinning forests, mitigating slash and creating value-added products. The Northwest Natural Resource Group will lead the presentation. Register at snohomishcd.org.
Get wild: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “People and Wildlife in State Parks,” is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 17 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Montana Napier, interpretive specialist at Cama Beach State Park will talk about how state parks protect wildlife habitats — essentially, when we’re visiting parks, we’re visiting animals’ homes. She’ll also go over the Leave No Trace principles. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Wintertide Lights: For the second year, the Evergreen Arborteum & Gardens will be lit up for the holidays. The free walk-through display will be open from dusk to 8 p.m. Dec. 1-31 at American Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Stroll past bearded gnomes fashioned from trees, wooden Santas and bushes aglow with netted lights. Call 425-257-8597 or go to www.evergreenarboretum.com for more information.
Tour the arboretum: Sign up for a tour of the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens. Known as Snohomish County’s treasure, the arboretum was founded in 1963 on 3.5 acres in Everett’s American Legion Memorial Park. Plan you tour one month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com for more information.
Master Gardener Hotline & Diagnostic Clinic: Call, email or set up a web conference with a master gardener. Snohomish County’s walk-in clinic at the WSU Extension office in McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 425-357-6010, email email@example.com, or fill out a request form for a web conference via Zoom. A limited administration presence is now available at Willis D. Tucker Community Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.
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