Some events listed here are contingent on whether each jurisdiction is approved to enter the corresponding phase of the governor’s four-phase reopening plan. Events may be canceled or postponed. Check with each venue for the latest information.
Allen Creek Show and Tell: Stop by Jennings Memorial Park, 6915 Armar Road, Marysville, from 10 a.m. to noon to speak with a Snohomish Conservation District employee about the work being done to restore Allen Creek. The creek is listed as an impaired stream by the Washington Department of Ecology. Its low dissolved oxygen levels can be lethal to fish. Learn how you can bring some of the district’s restorative efforts to your yard. More at snohomishcd.org.
Rain garden tour: Make a date to go on a self-guided rain garden tour in Everett, followed by a Q&A on these alternatives to lawn that filter stormwater. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Everett Rain Gardens Q&A” webinar from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21 via Zoom. A Zoom link and a map of historic rain gardens in north Everett will be emailed to you with registration. These gardens do all the work in your yard by collecting, absorbing and filtering the rain that runs off your roof. Register for the webinar at snohomishcd.org.
Renewable energy: Assistance for farmers and small business owners in rural areas is available to become less dependent on conventional energy sources and make the switch to more cost effective sources like renewable energy. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Renewable Energy Development Assistance” webinar from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Learn about how to apply, the type of financial assistance available and more. Register for the webinar at snohomishcd.org.
Beavers: These dam-building engineers can cause headaches by chewing trees, blocking culverts or building dams that flood your property. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Living with Beavers” webinar from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Learn about the benefits of having beavers on your property, some strategies for managing beaver conflicts and opportunities for assistance. Register for the webinar at snohomishcd.org.
Tour the arboretum: Still playing it safe? You can tour the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens virtually. Go to www.evergreenarboretum.com and click on the Virtual Tour tab. View dozens of photos of the sculpture garden, rock garden, Japanese maple grove, conifer garden, small urban tree walk and more. Or tour the gardens by appointment in groups no larger than five. Plan you tour one month in advance and make an appointment by calling 425-257-8597 or emailing email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out a request form for a web conference via Zoom. More at extension.wsu.edu/snohomish/garden/master-gardener-program.
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