Free park-ing: The next day to visit Washington state parks without an entrance fee is April 22, Earth Day. Other free days are June 1 (National Trails Day), June 8 (National Get Outdoors Day), June 9 (Fishing Day), Aug. 25 (National Park Service’s birthday), Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) and Nov. 29 (Autumn free day). More at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.
All about beavers: The presentation is at 7 p.m. April 25 at the Northwest Stream Center and includes a screening of the 31-minute IMAX movie “Beavers,” showing an industrious beaver family creating an aquatic habitat that they share with all kinds of wildlife. The Northwest Stream Center is in Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Reservations are required; call 425-316-8592. Cost is $5 for members, $7 for non-members. This event is appropriate for first graders to adults.
Find Your Park: The “Find Your Park: Olympic National Park Coastline” class is at 6 p.m. April 25 at Alderwood REI, 3000 184th St. SW, Suite 952, Lynnwood. The Olympic National Park Coastline has numerous sights to explore and places to camp. An REI expert will give tips on how to navigate permits, where to camp and what makes the coastline unique. Space is limited. More at www.rei.com.
Sea kayaking: Paddle from Cornet Bay to Skagit and Hope islands April 27 with the Everett Sea Kayaking Committee. The 12-mile round-trip journey, beginning at the Cornet Bay boat launch at W. Cornet Bay Road on north Whidbey Island, will have a moderate pace. A Basic Sea Kayaking Course badge is required. Space is limited. Meeting time yet to be determined. More at www.themountaineers.org.
Help improve Kayak Point Park: Join a Kayak Point Park recycling and trail clearing work party led by a Snohomish County parks ranger at 11 a.m. April 27, 15610 Marine Drive, Stanwood. Reserve a spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Meet at the Ranger Office. More at www.snohomishcountywa.gov/3871/Earth-Day-Events.
Save the Frogs Day: Edmonds resident Thayer “Frog Lady” Cueter will share tips for how to have a frog-friendly back yard at 1 p.m. April 28 at Willow Creek Hatchery, 95 Pine St., Edmonds. Cueter, founder of Just Frogs Toads Too Foundation and coordinator of the Pacific Northwest’s FrogWatchUSA chapter, also will talk about local frogs and their habitats. Meet in the demonstration garden. More at www.pilchuckaudubon.org.
Craig Romano: The guidebook author, outdoors writer and trails expert is speaking at the Everett Mountaineers’ open house at 7 p.m. May 1 at Snohomish PUD headquarters, 2320 California St., Everett. Romano has authored more than 20 books, including his Urban Trails series. He’ll talk about his latest book, “Urban Trails: Everett,” which highlights urban trails in Snohomish and Island counties.
Spring walk: A guided community walk on Camano Island is set for 9:50 a.m. May 4. The walk, led by the Friends of Camano Island Parks, will span Iverson Spit Preserve, Kristoferson Creek Habitat and English Boom Historical Park. The walk is happening rain or shine. Bring sturdy shoes or boots. Dogs aren’t allowed. Meet at Iverson Spit Preserve, accessed from East Camano Drive via Russell Road, east to Sunrise Road then south to Iverson Beach Road. More at www.friendsofcamanoislandparks.org.