Surface Water-Related Community Events
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. Also be sure to stop by the education booth to learn about native plants! Registration is required.
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 “Helpin’ Out” events throughout the 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.
Shelton View Forest Stewardship Association needs volunteer support to keep the forest healthy! Activities include trail maintenance, garbage and invasive plant removal, plant watering, and more. Sign up for one of their work parties, or volunteer to collect information on the birds you see in Shelton View Forest.
Join us at the Bothell Police Department on March 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for free vaccines and microchipping for dogs and cats! City of Bothell is partnering with Bothell Pet Hospital and their sister nonprofit, the Rainier Animal Fund, for this one-day event in conjunction with the Petco Love Vaccine Campaign. Stop by our Puget Sound Starts Here table to sign a Super Scooper Pet Waste Pledge and get a free pet waste bag carrier for your dog's leash!
Our local partners have put together lots of fun and educational ways to celebrate Earth Day all month long!
More than 70% of our planet is covered by water, so it’s no surprise there are lots of streams in Bothell. If you live near one of them, join this online class to learn how to create and care for a healthy streamside environment that protects natural resources. From soil to slopes to native plants, a number of components work together to create and enhance this unique environment in the Pacific Northwest.
Join this online workshop to learn how to create an inviting streamside landscape that attracts and protects wildlife. Streamside landscapes in an urban environment are unique and require different management techniques than more terrestrial environments. You’ll also learn how to improve water quality by keeping pollution out of local streams and how to manage common pests and weeds without using chemicals.
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.
Join Surface Water staff and the City's Animal Control Officer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate opening day of the Pop-Up Dog Park at the Park at Bothell Landing! Take the Super Scooper pet waste pledge and take home a few items to help make your pet waste cleanup duty a little easier.
Join us during the week of August 6 - 13 for Sustainamania! We will post more information on events and how to participate in the coming weeks.
Celebrate Sustainamania by painting a rain barrel and taking home a rainwater-conserving work of art! All supplies for this family-friendly activity - including rain barrels - are provided. Registration is required and participants must live within Bothell's city limits.
Join Surface Water staff and the City's Animal Control Officer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate Sustainamania at the Pop-Up Dog Park! Take the Super Scooper pet waste pledge and take home a few items to help make your pet waste cleanup duty a little easier.
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!
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Surface Water events in 2021
- MLK Day of Service
- Best Horsekeeping Practices Workshop
- Earth Day
- Putting the Right Plant in the Right Place Workshop
- Managing Pests & Weeds Along Waterways Workshop
- Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden Workshop
- Sustainamania Virtual Scavenger Hunt
- Septic Sense Workshop
- Orca Recovery Day Volunteer Event
- Cepheid Employee Sustainability Event
- YMCA Community Garden Celebration