Surface Water Events in 2019
In celebration of Crystal Spring Elementary’s new cisterns and a native habitat garden, Snohomish Conservation District is bringing rain barrels to sell at a discounted rate to Bothell community members. Pre-order your barrel online and pick it up in person at the school parking lot on January 11, from 4:15 - 5:30 p.m. While there, enjoy refreshments and take a few minutes to check out these exciting new schoolyard sustainability projects!
City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest are celebrating this year’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service together! Join us at a volunteer work party to help remove invasive species, add mulch, or plant native species to help restore North Creek Forest.
City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest are celebrating Earth Day together! Join us at a volunteer work party to help remove invasive species, add mulch, or plant native species to help restore North Creek Forest.
This free all-ages event promotes sustainability throughout the Bothell community. This year's theme is Land, Sea, and Air with 50+ booths, two food trucks, touch-a-truck, free compost, special item recycling, kids’ activities, sustainability experts, and more!
Washington’s dry summers and wet winters create seasonal challenges for gardeners trying to keep their lawns and gardens healthy and vibrant year-round. Learn how to effectively design your yard and put the right plants in the right places so they’ll thrive in both weather extremes. We’ll teach you about great Pacific Northwest plant choices, best planting methods, and simple techniques for plant care whether it’s hot and dry or cold and wet outside.
Don’t squash or spray that bug – it’s probably a helper! Only one percent of the insects in your garden cause damage to your plants. The rest are beneficial insects that are busy pollinating your flowers or preying on the plant-eaters. Learn how to tell the difference between friend vs. foe, and discover the real causes of plant disease. We’ll also show you how to create a healthy garden habitat that welcomes valuable insects and birds, keeps your plants strong and healthy, and requires less maintenance.
UPDATE 9/16: WE ARE SOLD OUT OF RAIN BARRELS FOR THIS WORKSHOP. Managing water during the rainy season can benefit you later when our dry northwest summer weather arrives. In this hands-on workshop, one of Seattle Tilth’s experts will spend an hour teaching you different techniques to harvest rainwater, efficient tools for watering, when you should water, and how to ensure your soil has its best water-holding capacity. Then at 11 a.m., Snohomish Conservation District will provide all the tools, equipment, and expertise to help you make your own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home for $35. Not into DIY projects? You can also purchase a pre-assembled rain barrel for $50 to take home that same day.
Volunteer with King Conservation District and the City of Bothell to enhance Parr Creek, a tributary to the Sammamish River, by planting native trees and shrubs along its banks.
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What we did in 2018
- First Day of Spring Celebration at Wayne Golf Course
- Earth Day Employee Event
- Citywide Open House
- Horse Creek Mitigation Planting
- Music in the Park
- Panasonic Perks at Work
- Streamside Restoration Workshop
- Sandbag Filling with Boy Scouts
- Safety Rodeo
- Healthy Lawns and Gardens from the Ground Up Workshop
- Smart Plant Choices for Northwest Gardens Workshop
- Volunteer Rain Garden Planting Party
- Hands-on Natural Yard Care Basics Demonstration
- Salmon SEEson North Creek Tour
- Volunteer Plant Mulching at Parr Creek