Snohomish County-wide Earth Day cleanups look
SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Multiple clean up events to celebrate Earth Day are planned for this month:
On Friday, April 22, a cleanup at Narbeck Wetland Sanctuary, 7007 Seaway Blvd., Everett from 10:30 a.m. to noon, where people will be cleaning trails and the amphitheater, and putting debris on unauthorized trails. Bring work gloves.
On Saturday, April 23, a forest rehabilitation event at McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, from
9 to 11 a.m. Advance registration through Forterra is required; a shortlink to register is www.tinyurl.com/mccollumforest . Tools, gloves, and instruction are provided. Please bring your own snack and a reusable water bottle.
In the city of Snohomish, a “litter walk” is scheduled for next Saturday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Carnegie Building, 105 Cedar Ave., and go on walks with fellow residents to grab litter.
“There’s no cost, no registration required, and all supplies (safety vests, litter grabbers, bags and gloves, as well as disposal) will be provided by Republic Services,” Natalie Caulkins, the region’s Recycling Coordinator for Republic, said by email. The walk is jointly arranged by the trash hauler and by the organization Green Snohomish.
There is also a cleanup scheduled for Saturday, April 23 at Everett’s Hannabrook Park, 5815 Brookridge Blvd. to remove invasive species from 9 a.m. to noon. This is organized by the Green Everett Partnership. The park is in central Everett in the View Ridge-Madison Neighborhood.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, each morning starting at 9 a.m., blackberry removal work is ongoing at Miner’s Corner Park, 22903 45th Ave. SE Bothell. Wear long-sleeve shirt, pants, gloves. No registration is required.
Everett Community College will be holding its annual Earth Week activities. On Wednesday, April 20, the college will be hosting free electronics recycling for the public and free styrofoam recycling. Both the e-waste and the styrofoam can be dropped off in the bins positioned in Parking lot F (near Glacier Hall) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
They can take clean styrofoam, packing peanuts in bags or boxes, bubble wrap and plastic film.
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Styrofoam collection during April
All this month, Green Snohomish is collecting styrofoam to ensure it is recycled. People can drop off styrofoam in a labeled bin located on the corner of 3rd and G Street in
Only clean styrofoam is acceptable. The styrofoam collection will be taken to StyroRecycle in King County. More details are on www.greensnohomish.org
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