Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22. Celebrate with events around the community this weekend! 

April 23

Earth Day Volunteering with Whale Scout 

Volunteer with Whale Scout at this Earth Day “Helpin’ Out” event to remove non-native vegetation in preparation for larger planting efforts along the Sammamish River and Waynita Creek. This will protect the fish and wildlife habitat and water quality for salmon. Registration required

Hosted by Whale Scout with support from City of Bothell, WDFW, NOAA Fisheries, and King County Wastewater Treatment Division      

Time: 10 am – 1 pm 

Location: Former Wayne Golf Course, 16950 W Riverside Drive, Bothell, 98011  

Learn more about the event and what to expect.

Earth Day Work Party at North Creek Forest 

Join Friends of North Creek Forest for an Earth Day work party! Tools and work gloves are provided. Tasks could include invasive species removal, spreading mulch, planting native species, watering young plants and more. Closed-toe shoes required, boots recommended. RSVP for the event.

Hosted by Friends of North Creek Forest  

Time: 10 am – 1 pm 

Location: North Creek Forest, 20598 112th Avenue NE, Bothell 98011 

Learn more about the event and fill out the liability waiver ahead of time.

Earth Day Events at Wallace Swamp Creek Park

Join Sno-King Watershed Council, in partnership with the City of Kenmore, for three Earth Day events ranging from habitat restoration to water monitoring to creating a salmon art project! All ages welcome. Volunteers under 18 must bring a parent or guardian. RSVP for the volunteer event(s).

Hosted by Sno-King Watershed Council in partnership with City of Kenmore

Time: 11 am – 2 pm 

Location: Wallace Swamp Creek Park 19851 73rd Avenue NE, Kenmore, 98028 

Learn more about the events and what to bring. Questions? Email tracy@swampcreekwatershed.org

Container Gardening Workshop: Create a Mini Herb Garden for Pollinators 

Bothell residents* can celebrate Earth Week by creating a mini herb garden in this hands-on workshop! The container garden you'll make during class will provide food for you and for local pollinators. While you’re creating, the yard and garden experts at Tilth Alliance will teach you about common Pacific Northwest pollinators and why they are so important for your edible garden. Space is limited and registration is required.  

Hosted by City of Bothell and Tilth Alliance   

Times: See registration page for options 

Location: Blyth Park Picnic Shelter, 16950 W Riverside Drive, Bothell 98011 

Learn more about the event and register for a session.

*Participants must be City of Bothell residents. Residency will be verified upon registration. Waitlist available.

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April 24

Earth Day in Shelton View Forest 

Join Shelton View Forest Stewardship Association for Earth Day! Volunteer to help us keep Shelton View Forest healthy. Activities include trail maintenance, garbage and noxious weed removal, plant watering, and more. Please RSVP.  

Time: 10 am – 1 pm 

Hosted by Shelton View Forest Stewardship Association 

Location: Shelton View Forest East Trailhead, 335 234th Place SW, Bothell 98021 

Learn more about the event on Facebook

UW Bothell/Cascadia College Events

The University of Washington Bothell, Cascadia College, and partner organizations are hosting several events that are open to the general public. See a list of events.

Make Earth Day Every Day!

Keep learning about sustainability after Earth Day with fun, at-home activities! 

Salmon Fingers

Use your fingers to learn about the five main species of Pacific Northwest salmon. 

Survive the Sound

Join us for Survive the Sound May 2 - 6. Pick a salmon to track and root for throughout the week for the annual Survive the Sound migration race. 

Drain Rangers

Learn more about stormwater with at-home activities and videos

Recycled Crafts

Raid your recycle bin for fun art projects from Recology. 

Recycle Right Games

What better way to get the whole family recycling right than with some silly activities? You’ll need a partner to fill-in the blanks of what happened on recycling day, then pull out your magnify glass to examine the empty, clean and dry cans for clues. Download the game

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Word Search 

This resource-themed word search is an entertaining way to get kids thinking about waste reduction. 

Native Plant Word Search

Is it a rainy day? Or do you just feel like staying inside? What a perfect time to complete a native plant word search!

Recycling Maze 

Don't let this valuable aluminum can go to waste! Help it weave its way through the maze to reach the recycling bin and be made into new products. 

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