Nature Preserve to host ‘walk on the wild side’

Oct 10, 2013

On Saturday, Oct. 19, you can “take a walk on the wild side” and explore the wetlands at the headwaters of Narbeck Creek.

Between 10 a.m. and noon, join Naturalist Tom and Sarah Noland who will guide you on boardwalks around the Narbeck Wetland Nature Preserve and teach you about its unique history and all of the plants and animals that use this beautiful place.

The wetland is a major part of the headwaters of Narbeck Creek, a small salmon stream that flows into Puget Sound.  This 50-acre slice of nature is located just north of the Paine Field airport and Boeing’s Everett plant (7007 Seaway Boulevard Everett).

There is a 1.5-mile perimeter trail and an “inner trail” on the boardwalk that is .3-miles long. This tour will focus on the inner loop… an easy “walk or roll” for anyone.

Along the boardwalk, there is a nice observation blind in the shape of a giant beaver lodge where you will be able to see wildlife on an adjacent pond (it’s fun inside for kids of all ages).

Tom Noland, who is a zoologist, and Sarah Noland, who is a biologist, will teach you all about the habits and habitat requirements of the critters you see.

Register in advance for this Saturday event by calling 425-316-9892, $5 for Adopt A Stream Foundation members; $7 for non-members.  Proceeds benefit Streamkeeper Academy.

For information on more Streamkeeper Academy events, go to www.streamkeeper.org.

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