Mark Earth Day by planting trees, recycling or clearing trails

1. Get volunteering.

Do some good for the environment in honor of Earth Day, April 22.

The Adopt A Stream Foundation needs volunteers to help plant 2,000 trees and shrubs next to Middle Fork Quilceda Creek from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20. The trees will cool the creek during the summer and maintain the area’s ecological health.

Tools, gloves and refreshments will be provided. Meet at Strawberry Field Park, 6100 152nd St. NE, Marysville. Register as a volunteer at

More Earth Day volunteer events in Snohomish County are scheduled through April 27. Find them at

2. Get recycling.

Maybe you don’t want to get your hands dirty. You can still do your part.

Recycle old computers, printers, cellphones and other electronics for free from 10 am. to 2 p.m. April 25 at parking lot F near Glacier Hall at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St., Everett.

For a full list of acceptable items and events planned for Earth Week, April 22-25, at the community college, go to

3. Get watching.

If we’re lucky, climate change won’t cause Earth’s winters to last as long as they do in “Game of Thrones.”

Speaking of which, the eighth and final season of HBO’s popular fantasy TV show premieres tonight.

The fates of Tyrion Lannister, Jon Snow and Arya Stark will finally be sealed. Who will survive the White Walkers?

To mark the occasion, CenturyLink has released a study on each state’s favorite GOT character. Washington’s was none other than Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons.

Daenerys is the runaway favorite in the United States (15 other states agree), followed by her lover from season one, the late Khal Drogo (six states).

Will the Mother of Dragons stay alive through the finale?

We can only hope.

Evan Thompson, Herald writer

Talk to us

More in Life

Some pilots land just to eat at Arlington airport restaurant

No measuring spoons: Executive chef LeeWay Morris brings his southern-style cooking to Ellie’s.

Drink This: Distillery switches from gin to hand sanitizer

Lynnwood’s Temple Distilling is now making the alcohol-based cleaner — but you can still order spirits.

We’d like to post your stories of random acts of kindness

Here is your chance to praise someone, thank someone or call attention to something good that’s happened.

Westport Winery transforms storied grapes into hand sanitizer

The Aberdeen winery used riesling to produce the cleaner for law enforcement and first responders.

Spice up dinner with this pizza-flavored chicken burger

Two of America’s favorite foods, pizza and burgers, combine in this pizza chicken burger.

You’ve never seen anything like this woman’s crafting room

Everett resident and retired teacher Melissa Halferty loves all things red, vintage and Frida Kahlo.

With a bidet, TP shortages no longer scare the crap out of us

This family ordered their new toilet just in time. Now bidets are either sold out or on back-order.

While stuck at home, Rick Steves reminiscences about Europe

Edmonds’ travel guru reflects on his favorite memories of experiencing Europe’s living traditions.

These are stressful times

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Most Read