A spider steelhead fly tied by the late Al Knudson. The Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show is Feb. 16 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. (Evergreen Fly Fishing Club)

A spider steelhead fly tied by the late Al Knudson. The Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show is Feb. 16 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. (Evergreen Fly Fishing Club)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show: New rods, reels, gadgets and tools will be on display at the eighth annual Lynnwood Fly Fishing Show on Feb. 16 at the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW, Lynnwood. The event will also include seminars, casting demonstrations, fly-tying and films. Tickets are $15, active military with ID is $10. Call 814-443-3638 or go to www.flyfishingshow.com.

Green Everett: The next Green Everett Partnership work party is from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 22 at Hannabrook Park, 5815 Brookridge Blvd, Everett. Help improve Everett’s parks and natural areas by removing invasive species, planting trees and maintaining plants. The Green Everett Partnership is a collaboration between the city parks department and Forterra, formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy. Call 425-238-0065 or go to www.greeneverett.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, “Firewise Gardening and Habitats,” is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Island County Multi-Purpose Center, 141 NE Camano Drive, Camano Island. Kristin Marshall, senior habitat restoration specialist with the Snohomish Conservation District, will give tips for how to reduce the extent of wildfire damage to homes and backyard wildlife habitats. Call 360-387-2236 or go to www.camanowildlifehabitat.org.

Basic snowshoe: Join the Everett Snowshoe Program on a 7.5-mile snowshoe hike Feb. 22 along Mountain Loop Highway. The hike will include a 1,300-foot elevation gain and narrow trail that follows a creek up to the base of Bald Mountain. A Northwest Forest Pass is required to park at the Marten Creek Trailhead, about 9 miles past Verlot Public Service Center, 33515 Mountain Loop Highway, Granite Falls. More at www.mountaineers.org.

The Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival: This event, set for Feb. 22-23, focuses on migratory birds. See wintering trumpeter swans and snow geese in the Stanwood area, as well as on Fir Island near Conway. Sign up for birding classes, seminars and bus tours. More at www.snowgoosefest.org.

Free park-ing: The next day to visit Washington state parks in 2020 without an entrance fee is March 9 (the state park system’s 107th birthday). Other free dates are March 19 (State Park’s 107th birthday), April 11 (Spring Day), April 22 (Earth Day), June 6 (National Trails Day), June 7 (Fishing Day), June 13 (National Get Outdoors Day), Aug. 25 (National Park Service’s 104th birthday), Sept. 26 (National Public Lands Day), Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) and Nov. 27 (Autumn Day). More at www.discoverpass.wa.gov.

Adventure Speaker Series: McKenzie Johnson will give a talk about her mountaineering experiences from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 12, Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St., Marysville. Johnson, who credits her accomplishments to being almost eight years sober, will also share her work with Recovery Beyond, a non-profit that helps addicts recover with outdoor training and mountaineering. Doors open at 6 p.m. Entry is $5 at the door. More at www.marysvillewa.gov or 360-363-8400.

Day hike: Join the Everett Hiking & Backpacking Committee April 2 for a moderately difficult hike up Mount Washington. The hike is 8 miles and gains 3,200 feet. The hike, set for 5:30 p.m., starts at the Mount Washington trailhead. Take exit 38 from I-90, drive south and take the first right turn into Ollalie State Park, then follow the gravel road to the end. A Discover Pass is required to park. RSVP at www.mountaineers.org.

Snowshoe treks: The U.S. Forest Service is leading interpretive snowshoe walks Fridays through Sundays through March 29 at Stevens Pass, Snoqualmie Pass and the Big Four Picnic Area near Granite Falls. The Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Snowshoe Program is for all ages and experience levels. Snowshoes are provided. Call 425-783-6050 or go to www.fs.usda.gov/mbs for more information.

Wallace Falls State Park: Washington State Parks recently installed a parking lot camera at the popular state park near Gold Bar off U.S. 2. The parking lot often exceeds capacity during high volumes of traffic at certain times of the year. View the camera at www.parks.state.wa.us/289/Wallace-Falls.

Big Four Ice Caves Trail: The U.S. Forest Service has closed the popular 3.2-mile hiking trail for the season. Erosion damage to a footbridge crossing the South Fork Stillaguamish River led rangers to remove a section of the bridge on the trail. The Big Four Picnic Area and elevated boardwalks may still be used at this time, but the seasonal winter closure will close vehicle access to the trailhead in the near future. More at www.fs.usda.gov.

Find your favorite park: Get started on your next outdoor adventure with Washington State Parks Foundation’s website, which features an interactive map of Washington’s 124 state parks. It also includes 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.

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