The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is hosting a “Living With a Green Roof” webinar on March 17 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is hosting a “Living With a Green Roof” webinar on March 17 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

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.

Youth Art Contest: Snohomish Conservation District welcomes youth in Snohomish County and Camano Island to submit entries into its fourth annual Youth Art Contest tied to its 36th annual Native Plant Sale. Details and resources can be found on at snohomishcd.org/art-contest. The theme is “nature journaling” and the deadline to enter is Feb. 24. Email education@snohomishcd.org or call 425-335-3634 with questions.

Avalanche safety: Learn the fundamentals around travel in the wintertime backcountry. The Lynnwood REI presents the Northwest Avalanche Center’s “Winter Navigation” workshop 6:30 p.m. March 2 via Zoom. This class focuses on winter navigation and how to use topographical maps to identify avalanche terrain and snowpack development. Cost is $15 for NWAC members, and $25 for non-members. A Zoom link will be emailed with registration. More at www.rei.com.

Outdoor Speaker Series: McKenzie Johnson will give a talk about her mountaineering experiences 6:30 p.m. March 8 at Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Johnson, who credits her accomplishments to being eight years sober, will also share her work with Recovery Beyond, a nonprofit that helps addicts recover via outdoor training and mountaineering. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 with online registration. Capacity limited to 50. More at www.marysvillewa.gov or 360-363-8400.

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, “Living With a Green Roof — A World of Surprises” is set for 7 p.m. March 17 via Zoom. Janet Hall of the WSU Extension Island County Waste Wise Program will lead the presentation. She will talk about green roofing and its many benefits, including waste diversion, stormwater management and energy efficiency. A Zoom link will be emailed to you with registration. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Free park-ing: The next day of the year to visit Washington state parks in 2021 without an entrance fee is Washington State Parks’ 108th birthday on March 19. Other free dates are April 3 (Spring Day), June 5 (National Trails Day), June 12 (National Get Outdoors Day), June 13 (Fishing Day), Aug. 25 (National Park Service’s 105th birthday), Sept. 25 (National Public Lands Day), Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) and Nov. 26 (Autumn Day). More at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Outdoor Speaker Series: Patrick McGinty will talk about his bike ride across America on the Southern Tier from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 13 at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. McGinty averaged 80 miles per day over 43 days on his solo ride. He’ll also talk about his trials, tribulations and rewards for completing the route. Doors open at 6 p.m. Cost is $5 with online registration. Capacity limited to 50. More at www.marysvillewa.gov or 360-363-8400.

Outfitting at home: You can now make a free virtual outfitting appointment with an REI expert on May 12 via Microsoft Teams. Whether you are interested in exploring a new outdoor activity, want to get the next great piece of gear or advice for an upcoming adventure, an outfitting expert from the Alderwood store is available to help from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is required. A Microsoft Teams link will be emailed to you after you book your appointment. More at www.rei.com.

Find your favorite park: Still playing it safe? Virtually explore Washington’s state parks during the pandemic. Washington State Parks Foundation’s website features an interactive map of Washington’s 124 state parks, as well as virtual tours, park information and trip reports. The virtual tours provide a 360-degree view with navigational tools and a walk-through of state parks, trails, campgrounds, retreat centers, interpretive centers and vacation houses. More at www.waparks.org.

Email event information for this calendar with the subject “Outdoors” to features@heraldnet.com.

Talk to us

More in Life

Carole G. Barton, teacher and author of 'The Friendship Adventure'  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Snohomish woman’s new book fulfills a promise to her mother

“The Friendship Adventure” teaches children about working together and problem-solving.

The 2021 Toyota Venza mid-size SUV has two rows of seats accommodating up to five passengers. (Manufacturer photo)
Toyota Venza returns for 2021 as a whole new entity

After a five-year hiatus, the formerly nondescript model is a snazzy hybrid SUV with all-wheel drive.

Take-home activity kits help a local Girl Scout troop stay engaged over Zoom. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Where are the cookies? Girl Scouts different during pandemic

The girls aren’t camping, horseback riding or hiking because of COVID-19. But they’re still Scouting.

Cocktail Party background.
Space for copy/text.
Layered vector file, for easy manipulation and custom coloring.
Large high resolution JPG.
[b]Similar / related images:[/b]
[url=http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=15874670][img]http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/15874670/1/[/img][/url][img]http://www.frizt.in/i/0.gif[/img][url=http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=15336028][img]http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/15336028/1/[/img][/url][img]http://www.frizt.in/i/0.gif[/img][url=http://www.istockphoto.com/file_closeup.php?id=15453155][img]http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/15453155/1/[/img][/url]
[img]http://www.frizt.in/i/0.gif[/img]
[url=http://tiny.cc/flfrmt][img]http://www.friztin.com/i/filetype.gif[/img][/url]
[img]http://www.frizt.in/i/0.gif[/img]
[url=http://frizt.in/u/clbr][img]http://www.friztin.com/i/btce01.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.frizt.in/i/0.gif[/img][url=http://frizt.in/u/thxgv][img]http://www.friztin.com/i/bht02.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.frizt.in/i/0.gif[/img][url=http://frizt.in/u/xms][img]http://www.friztin.com/i/bhc02.jpg[/img][/url][img]http://www.frizt.in/i/0.gif[/img][url=http://frizt.in/u/bgs][img]http://www.friztin.com/i/bebk05.jpg[/img][/url]
You voted: The best cocktails in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Dr. Paul on finding resilience during hard times like these

No matter how strong we are, anyone can be knocked down. Here’s how to cope so you can get back up.

Milan’s main square and cathedral.
Rick Steves on appreciating Italy’s most underrated city, Milan

A highlight? Leonardo’s “The Last Supper” mural at Milan’s Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

I paid twice for my airline ticket — can I get one refunded?

After a mix-up with her cruise line, Ruby Tyson pays for her airline tickets twice. Is there any way to get one of them refunded?

See 81 original paintings by Jack Dorsey in the "No. 81" exhibit through May at Sunnyshore Studio on Camano Island.
Camano Island studio celebrates a patriarch of the arts

“No. 81” features 81 of Jack Dorsey’s paintings on his 81st birthday. You can see 28 of them at Sunnyshore Studio.

The vocal supergroup Säje will perform at the DeMiero Jazz Festival, which is March 4-6 this year.
DeMiero Jazz Festival packed with headlining performers

Edmonds’ 45th annual event will feature 17 virtual performances, plus jazz workshops for local students.

Most Read