Surface Water Community Events
Update about COVID-19 and City of Bothell public events
In response to COVID-19, City of Bothell has canceled most of its larger in-person events to minimize potential risk to the community and City staff. Whenever possible, we will hold events online or on a smaller scale in-person, following current public health guidelines and protocols. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
Friends of North Creek Forest hosts volunteer work parties at North Creek Forest on select Saturdays for small groups, following COVID-19 safety protocols. Check out their event schedule for dates and details if you'd like to pitch in.
Whale Scout offers 13 “Helpin’ Out” events a year in the Puget Sound region, many of which are right here in Bothell. The majority of these are open to the public so anyone can join in planting native trees, removing invasive plants, and restoring salmon habitat.
Join Snohomish Conservation District and City of Bothell staff for a Zoom webinar all about how to make necessary improvements to keep your property healthy for your horse and our environment. We’ll discuss why you should have gutters attached to most structures, how to properly build a heavy use area, why composting manure is money back in your pocket, and how to make your chores more efficient. Learn about mud and manure, pastures, stream-fencing, winter paddocks, drainage, nutrients and fertilizing, and more! This project is funded in part by Washington State Department of Ecology.
Living next to a stream or wetland proves to be a unique environment when planning your garden. Join us as we discuss native plants that help attract wildlife, stabilize stream banks, require no chemicals and little maintenance, and provide other benefits to streamside landscapes. This class is aimed at those living along a stream or waterway, but much of the native plant information we’ll cover can be applied to almost any kind of garden in the Pacific Northwest. This is an online class.
Many unique pests and invasive weeds thrive in moist environments, making them even harder to control. Come learn about common problems that can be found along streams and waterways and why ignoring them can lead to bigger problems, including slope erosion and destabilization. We’ll show you different ways to remove and manage these problems without using chemicals. This is an online class.
BEElieve it or not, but bees aren’t the only pollinators. Come learn about more of the common pollinators and other beneficial creatures in the Pacific Northwest and why they are so important to keep around. Many pollinators require special plants and habitat to keep them happy and healthy, so we’ll teach you about the best plant picks to help them thrive. We will also show you how to protect your pollinators by managing common garden problems without using pesticides. This is an online class.
Join the City of Bothell's Sustainability Program for a live discussion on spring cleaning with the Washington Poison Center and King County Hazardous Waste Management Program. We'll cover cleaning "dos and don'ts," including how to choose safer products and how to safely get rid of old or unneeded products.
Join us to learn about your septic system in this free online workshop for Bothell residents! We're joining our partners at Snohomish Conservation District to co-host a live workshop featuring Teri King, the leading Septic Specialist for Washington SeaGrant. You will learn about different types of systems and how they function, household products that will lengthen the life of your system, and much more!
Join a local volunteer event to celebrate and help support our Southern resident orcas!
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Surface Water events in 2020
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Volunteer Event
- Septic Care Workshop
- Sustainamania Virtual Scavenger Hunt
- Storm and Surface Water Master Plan Virtual Open House
- Design a Healthy Yard Workshop
- Put Your Garden to Bed Workshop
- Fall Yard Maintenance Workshop
- Living with Beavers Workshop
- Orca Recovery Day
- Lower North Creek Surface Water Management Area Virtual Open House
- Lower North Creek Surface Water Management Area Community Meeting