Outdoor events: Trout, birds, films, Earth Day and more
Loons: The Pilchuck Audubon's Society's monthly program is Loons of the Salish Sea at 7 p.m. on Friday. The program is at Everett Firefighter's Hall, 2411 Hewitt Avenue, Everett.
Streams: Plant trees and shrubs next to Allen Creek between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilcox Farm, 9311 67th Ave. NE. All ages are welcome and tools and snacks will be provided. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. For more info, call the Adopt A Stream Foundation at 425-316-8592.
Bird brains: Introduction to Bird Behavior is at 9 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church annex, 8341 State Route 525, Freeland. The class, taught by marine biologist and experienced birder Houston Flores, has classroom training followed by an afternoon field trip. Cost is $20. Class size is limited to 20. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go here.
Grow: Learn about growing plants for beauty and to eat from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Brightwater Center, 22505 State Route 9 SE, Woodinville. There will be be plant giveaways, raffle and snacks. Get more info and register here.
Kayak & film festival: Check out a series of short adventure films at the Port Angeles Kayak & Film Festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Saturday at Studio Bob, 118 1/2 Front St., Port Angeles. Tickets are $10 and include the films and a talk by Chris Duff. Get more info here.
Rowing: The Lake Stevens Rowing Club will host a spring regatta at North Cover Park on Saturday and Sunday. There will be junior, masters, novice and open races. Register ended April 5, but you could go watch. More info here.
Swans: Learn about the state's native trumpeter and tundra swans at 7 p.m. April 16 at the Camano Multipurpose Center, 141 NE Camano Dive. Martha Jordan, a swan biologist and chairwoman of the Washington Swan Stewards, will discuss the birds' life history, biology and provide swan identification tips. Call 360-387-2236, go to here or e-mail email@example.com.
Inspiration: Check out the Mountaineers new speaker series, BeWild. It kicks off on April 17 with Ben Stookesberry, a kayak guide and National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year in 2007. Get more info here.
Cougars: The Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks presents "Cougars" at 7 p.m. April 17 at the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. Brian Kertson will lead a lecture on cougar ecology, behavior and management. Learn how to identify cougar signs in the woods and the keys to co-existing with cougars. The show is geared for sixth-graders and older. Call 425-316-8592 to reserve a seat. Fee is $5 for Adopt A Stream members and $7 for non-members.
Help: The Snohomish County helicopter rescue team has a fundraiser on April 19. The team lost its funding and this fundraiser is part of the effort to keep it going. Get more info, buy tickets or simply donate here.
Clean: Beach clean up efforts are planned all along the Washington coast and on the Strait of Juan de Fuca on April 19. Check where they are planned here.
Earth Week: EvCC has events planned all week.
- April 21: Learn how to create accessories using recycled items, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gray Wolf Hall rooms 140-144
- April 22: See the movie "Future Transportation Technology Will Blow Your Mind," 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Whitehorse Hall room 105
- April 23: Ciscoe Morris, gardening guru, will share tips about residential composting, 11 a.m. to noon, Gray Wolf Hall Courtyard
- April 24: Watch contestants display their upcycled fashions, noon to 2 p.m., Whitehorse Hall Critique space
- April 26: Recycle small electronics, cables and ink cartridges, $10 donation suggested to EvCC Foundation; TVs and items larger than microwaves will not be accepted, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more info on what is accepted, click here.
ORCA: Learn about EvCC's Ocean Research College Academy at an information session at 6 p.m. April 24 at its waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman way, Suite 203, Everett. It's the final information session before the May 1 deadline. Get more info here.
Food: Learn about the common edible native plants from field, forest, beach and backyards on Thursday, April 24 at 7pm in the Northwest Stream Center. Jennifer Hahn, best-selling author of "Pacific Feast: A Cook's Guide to West Coast Foraging and Cuisine" will inspire you to create your own wild harvest feast. Reserve a spot by calling 425-316-8592. $5 for Adopt A Stream members and $7 for non-members.
Films: The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is at 6 p.m. April 24 at the SIFF Cinema Uptown in Seattle. Films start at 6 p.m. and a happy hour is at 5 p.m. One film discusses the removal of the Elwha Dam and its effect on the Lower Klallam Tribe. Get more info and tickets here.
Bats: Learn about bats and dispel the myths at 11 a.m. on May 10 at the Monroe Library. Barbara Ogaard from Sarvey Wildlife Center and Bats Northwest will give an introduction to bats of the world using props, slides and live bats. For all ages.
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