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Stilly Task Force plans April 21 Earth Walk Adventure for Earth Day in Marysville

MARYSVILLE Families are invited to tour some restricted sites such as Marysvilles Wastewater Treatment Plant and Qwuloolt Marsh to see mutant frogs and flying dinosaurs during the Earth Day Adventure being planned by the Stilly-Snohomish Fisheries Enhancement Task Force and other agencies for Saturday, April 21.
The task force is partnering with Allen/Quilceda Watershed Action Team, REI, Pilchuck Audubon, People for Puget Sound, The Jay Group, Washington Citizens for Resource Conservation, City of Marysville, Snohomish County Surface Water Management, WSU Beach Watchers, Washington State Department of Ecology, Tulalip Tribes, Snohomish Conservation District and other organizations to host the Earth Day Adventure along with a tree-planting party in Marysville.
The trees will help provide shade and erosion control, improving fish habitat along salmon-bearing Allen Creek, and this free event has lots of water-themed activities for families to enjoy, said Cara Ianni, volunteer and education program coordinator for the Task Force.
The Earth Day Walk and Fair will take place at two locations, at the Waterfront Park and in Marysville from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Earth-friendly prizes will be available for families that visit all the booths.
Participants can tour the state of the art Marysville Wastewater Treatment Plant at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. to learn about salmon restoration at Qwuloolt Marsh and Allen Creek, and improve salmon and wildlife habitat along Allen Creek by planting a native tree.
Tours to Marysvilles Wastewater Treatment Plant and Qwuloolt Marsh from the Waterfront Park include:
Mutant Frogs and Fish Learn how medicines get into our waterways and what happens when they do.
Flying Dinosaurs Guided bird watching at Ebey Slough, Qwuloolt Marsh and the sewage lagoon.
Untamed Wilderness Explore the wilds of the Snohomish River Estuary.
In Jennings Nature Park, participants will learn about creepy bugs and alien noxious weeds with a chance to plant a tree that will preserve the quality of air and water into the future.
Weird Aquatic Creatures Discover creepy crawly bugs that live in Allen Creek.
Fight the Alien Invasion Help to kill noxious weeds spreading along Allen Creek.
Science Fiction Create colorful potions while testing the chemistry of Allen Creek.
Raising the Dead Plant a tree to restore Allen Creek at Jennings Nature Park.
Shovels, gloves, snacks and drinks will be provided. Participants must RSVP so there will be enough trees for all to plant and snacks to eat.
Contact Cara Ianni at 425-252-6686 or by e-mail at cara@stillysnofish.org.

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