Surface Water Events
Update about COVID-19 and City of Bothell public events
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Bothell has canceled most of its in-person community events for the time being. Whenever possible, we will reschedule canceled events for another time when it's safe to do so. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
City of Bothell and Friends of North Creek Forest are celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service together again! Join us at this volunteer work party to help remove invasive species, add mulch, or plant native species to help restore North Creek Forest. Please register in advance.
Friends of North Creek Forest hosts volunteer work parties at North Creek Forest on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out their event schedule for dates and details if you'd like to pitch in.
CANCELED: 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. Please register in advance.
CANCELED: Often people think only of honey bees when you say “pollinator.” Come learn about more of the common pollinators we have in the Pacific Northwest and why they are so important to have around. Many pollinators require special plants and habitat to keep them happy the healthy. We will talk about companion planting and choosing the right plants to create a pollinator garden, and we’ll show you how to manage garden problems without pesticides in order to protect them.
CANCELED: Join Public Works staff and the community as we come together to celebrate National Public Works Week in Bothell! This free event includes Touch-a-Truck, a Puget Sound Starts Here booth, opportunities to celebrate recent projects, learn about stormwater runoff, chat with staff, and more.
CANCELED: The basis for healthy gardens and lawns is healthy soil. Come learn what healthy soil looks like, how it affects plant growth, and how to build healthy soil. Weeds can be an indicator of what’s going on underground. We will look at different types of weeds, what they tell you about your soil, and how to control them naturally – without chemicals. We’ll also show you a demonstration of an easy composting system you can do at home to add compost to your soil.
CANCELED: Ever wanted to create a container garden but never really knew how to start or what materials to look for? This hands-on workshop will focus on the best soil choices for containers, choosing the right container, and how to pick out pollinator plants for your garden. Each participant will have an opportunity to create their own container mini garden full of colorful, pollinator-attracting plants to take home. Space and materials are limited to 25 participants for this class. Registration is required.
Learn more about your septic system in this free online workshop for Bothell residents! Our partners at Snohomish Conservation District are excited to host Teri King, the leading Septic Specialist for Washington SeaGrant. Teri will talk about different types of systems and how they function, funding sources for repairs, household products that will lengthen the life of your system, and much more!
We're asking for your feedback about our draft Storm and Surface Water Master Plan Update for 2021. Learn about the plan during this virtual open house, then submit your comments so we can address them and edit the draft plan as necessary before presenting it to Council on Oct. 20, 2020.
Sometimes we think of spring and summer as the seasons for our gardens to really shine, but fall is the perfect time to plant shrubs and trees. If you’re new to gardening or just want a refresher, this class will teach the basics about how to design a yard, how to choose plants that will thrive in our Pacific Northwest climate, and how to give them a good start in your own garden.
Most seasoned gardeners already know that building healthy soil is integral to healthy plants. In this class aimed at gardeners who already have some experience, you’ll learn how to put your edible and ornamental gardens to bed to prepare them for spring. We’ll also teach you how to tidy up your yard in a way that still provides essential habitat to the wildlife that help keep your garden healthy year-round.
Are you a gardener with an established yard but you just aren’t sure what to prune or how to best maintain it as you head into fall? Come to this class geared towards all levels of gardeners to learn about companion planting, fall maintenance, and pruning in a Northwest Garden.
It’s an otter, it’s a muskrat, it’s a…. beaver! In this webinar, hosted by Snohomish Conservation District, learn about the benefits of having beavers on your property, some strategies for managing beaver conflicts, and opportunities for assistance from your local conservation districts.
City of Bothell would like to share information with you about our Surface Water Management Areas (SWMAs), including what their characteristics are and how we delineate and prioritize each area. Bothell has 11 SWMAs, and we are asking for your involvement in planning and prioritizing activities for each area, beginning with Lower North Creek.
City of Bothell Surface Water staff will share information about the Lower North Creek Surface Water Management Area, answer your questions live, and capture any other comments you have that weren't already submitted during the virtual open house. We’re looking for your feedback to help plan and prioritize activities that help protect water quality and other natural resources.
What we did in 2019
- Rain Barrel Sale & Native Habitat Tour at Crystal Springs Elementary
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Event
- Earth Day Volunteer Event
- Earth Day Employee Event
- Maywood Hills Science Fair
- Music in the Park
- Pop-Up Dog Park at Park at Bothell Landing
- Just Kidding Around Concert Series
- Panasonic Perks at Work
- Wellness Family Fair
- Bothell Pet Parade
- Safety Rodeo
- Sandbag Filling with Boy Scouts
- Design a Yard Your Plants Will Love Workshop
- Plants vs. Pests Workshop
- Smart Watering Workshop
- Do-it-Yourself Rain Barrel Building Workshop & Sale
- Philips EHS Sustainability Day
- Orca Recovery Day Volunteer Event
- Living Sustainably in a Changing Environments Stormwater Runoff Presentation at Northshore Senior Center