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.
Streamside landowners: Do you live next to a waterway? Rivers, streams and creeks are beautiful to live by, however, they are complex systems. The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Streamside Landowners” webinar from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Nov. 14 via Zoom. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Learn about river processes, water quality and wildlife; regulations that may impact you; resources like free site visits and financial assistance programs. Register for the webinar 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, “Septic Drain Field Planting Ideas: Attractive Landscaping Choices for your Septic Tank and Drain Field” is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 18 via Zoom. Scott Chase of Sound Water Stewards will lead the presentation. He will go over landscaping choices that can protect you from damaging the investment you’ve made in installing and maintaining your septic tank and drain field. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.
Carnivorous terrariums: Want to watch a plant eat bugs? Create your very own carnivorous terrarium with a sundew plant that eats fruit-flies. The Everett Public Library is hosting a webinar with Mary Fosse, the owner of Carnivorius Terrariums in Everett, at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 via Crowdcast. Learn about carnivorous plants and how to create a terrarium for plants that eat things. The library has a limited number of free supply kits available. Request a kit at epls.org/kits. Register for the webinar at www.crowdcast.io/e/terrarium. Call 425-257-8000 or go to www.epls.org for more information.
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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