April 20, 1998

Front Page

From hedgerows to costume balls and everything in between


Last year's Earth Day festivities in Carnation brought out entire families to help plant trees.

Snoqualmie Watershed Festival has it all

   by Kait Teachout
   Special to the Valley View

   Celebrate Earth Day! On April 25 the King Conservation District, in cooperation with several community resources, will be hosting a Watershed Festival at Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation. The Festival is the result of several months of planning by local resources to present demonstrations and educational information to residents about the Snoqualmie Watershed. There will be something for everyone. The event begins at 9 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony and continues until 11 p.m. when the All Creatures Great and Small Ball concludes.
   Educational booths and demonstrations will go on throughout the day from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Participants inlcude: Friends of the Trail, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Washington Trout, Tolt Middle School Recyclers, WSU Forest Advisors, WSU Livestock Advisors, King County Interpretive Programs, King County Land and Water Resource Dept., Seattle Public Utilities and the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. A conservation hedgerow planting is scheduled for the morning hours. Those who wish to be involved should wear boots and appropriate clothing for planting.Art projects, including salmon masks and button making, a puppet show and an obstacle course for all to travel their watershed are a few of the activities planned for the day. At 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Washington Trout will be providing a tour of their recently funded Weiss Creek restoration project. Those interested must sign up at the festival.
   Closing out the day will be the All Creatures Great and Small Ball from 7-11 p.m.at the Tolt Middle School, sponsored by the Tolt Community Club and the Tolt Middle School Recyclers.This is a benefit ball with the proceeds to go toward stream monitoring kits for Riverview Adopt-A-Stream Program and TMS Recycling Club Projects. Tickets will be sold at the door: Adult--$5, child--$2.50, family--$12. Prizes will be awarded for the best costume. Music will be provided by The Dam Breakers, a talented group of teachers and employees of Riverview School District. Dancers are encouraged to come as their favorite critter. The elementary school poster contest awards, sponsored by Tolt Community Club and the Duvall Civic Club, will also be presented that evening. All ages are welcome.
   For further information, call 425-226-4867.