Everett has a number of events planned for Earth Day
EVERETT - Here’s a list of activities next week to celebrate Earth Day. (Earth Day is Monday, April 22.)
There will be a walk down Pigeon Creek to show mudslide damage caused by coal trains at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The walk will be on a paved trail and led by Dean Smith.
Earlier that day at 10 a.m. there will be a work party at Forgotten Creek. A free organic lunch will be provided at noon by the Sno-Isle Food Co-op with dessert from Petite Sweet Bakery.
Parking is at the end of Bond Street.
Neighbors in the south-central Evergreen Neighborhood have a work party scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Morgan-Madison Park, which is at the corner of Morgan and Madison streets. Forest steward Jack Lockhart will lead the restoration, which includes pulling ivy and other invasive species. To RSVP, call Jack Lockhart at 206-450-5250. A Little Free Library, which is a community book kiosk, will be installed at the park at noon.
A work party is scheduled at the Narbeck Wildlife Sanctuary from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The sanctuary is located at 7007 Seaway Blvd. The group Friends of Narbeck will be removing invasive plants, trimming alders to preserve wetland views, refreshing the parking lot and cleaning the park.
The Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, People for Puget Sound and the Port of Everett are hosting a habitat restoration work party at Everett’s Union Slough from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27. The site is just off state Route 529 at 37th Street just north of Everett.
“Volunteers will spend half the day removing non-native plants and prepping areas with mulch to get ready for next fall’s native planting efforts. The other half of the day will be spent combing the shorelines for trash and marine debris which will be collected and removed to prevent it from entering the waterway and causing further harm,” the alliance said.
Students from View Ridge Elementary will be helping the city’s parks department plant a tree and clean up Johnston-Kelly Environmental Park at 49th St. SW and Basswood Drive. The planting is between 1 and 2 p.m. on Friday, April 19.
Everett Community College has a week of events planned from Monday, April 22 through Thursday, April 25. A sustainable vendor fair will be April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gray Wolf Hall, a free showing of the documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?” starts at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, a plant swap will be in the courtyard of Gray Wolf Hall the morning of Wednesday, April 23 starting at 9:30 a.m. and Ciscoe Morris will be there from 1 to 2 p.m. On April 25, a judging competition of art made from reclaimed materials happens inside Whitehorse Hall. The art will be on display starting April 22.
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