Events listed here are scheduled to happen after April 6, when Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order is slated to end. Check with each venue for the latest information.
Swamp Lantern Festival: The Northwest Stream Center’s festival, running through the end of April, celebrates the coming of spring outdoors. There will be an expanse of the Pacific Northwest’s first spring flowers, including skunk cabbage (also known as swamp lantern), mock orange nicco and Indian plum. Admission is $7 for adults over 18, $6 for seniors, $5 for students and $3 for EBT cardholders. Children younger than 5 and Adopt a Stream Foundation members have free entry. The center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Reservations are required. Call 425-316-8592 or go to www.streamkeeper.org.
Green Everett: The next Green Everett Partnership work party is from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 at the South Everett Forest Preserve, 1018 109th St. SE, Everett. Help improve Everett’s parks and natural areas by removing invasive species, planting trees and maintaining plants. The Green Everett Partnership is a collaboration between the city parks department and Forterra, formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy. Call 425-238-0065 or go to www.greeneverett.org.
Birds and bees: The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts presentations the third Wednesday of the month. The next presentation, “Gardening for Pollinators and Birds,” is set for 7 p.m. April 15 at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. Brenda Cunningham of the Washington Native Plant Society and Bob Gillsepie, a retired entomology professor from Wenatchee Valley College, will lead the presentation. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Celebrate the Earth: Celebrate Earth Day from 2 to 3 p.m. April 18 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Plant summer-flowering bulbs in the arboretum and in return take home a few summer-flowering bulbs to plant in your garden. Tools and bulbs provided. All ages are welcome. Meet at the arboretum front entrance. Free. More at www.evergreenarboretum.com.