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Last updated 9/29/2022 at 10:53am

Gallery North

"North on the Blue Sea," Silena Wei Chen

Gallery North featuring Silena Wei Chen

Gallery North's featured exhibit for October is "Silent Voyage," featuring photographs and paintings by award-winning artist Silena Wei Chen.

Much of her work was inspired by the interaction between the ocean and sky afterglow along the west coast. In this exhibit, Chen will present new works created on the Edmonds beach, along with other works.

In addition to her photographic work, the exhibit also includes Chen's acrylic paintings.

You can meet the artist Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2-5 p.m. at Gallery North and during the third Thursday Edmonds Art Walk Oct. 20.

Tree board offering free tree starts at Summer Market

The Edmonds Citizens' Tree Board will have a booth at the Edmonds Museum Summer Market Oct. 1st, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The group will be giving away tree starts for people to take home and plant in their yards.

"We will be offering many varieties of trees," said Bill Phipps. "We will be encouraging folks to take the appropriate tree for their available space. Not everyone can plant a fir tree in their yard, so we will also have small and mid-size tree species. We have accumulated over 60 trees to give away"

The groups thanks Don Norman at the Go Natives Nursery for his discounts and support.

There will be a free tree raffle for the prize of one of two large potted trees and educational brochures about planting the right tree in the right place.

Explore the process of designing, building, maintaining a rain garden

Thinking of putting in a rain garden, but don't know where to begin?

Join staff from the City of Edmonds to explore rain gardens in the Perrinville Creek watershed on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Using the "Rain Garden Handbook" for western Washington as a guide, participants will explore the process of designing, building and maintaining a residential rain garden while seeing examples of key principles at work.

Rain gardens are an important tool in protecting water quality and riparian habitat in western Washington, where stormwater in urbanized areas causes flooding, erosion, and water pollution.

As part of an overall strategy to control flooding in Perrinville Creek, the City and the Snohomish Conservation District installed a network of rain gardens within the local watershed in 2020 and 2021.

The City has been helping residents install rain gardens in our community since 2015, with a focus on building multiresidence clusters designed to reduce stormwater volume in priority watersheds. Installation of the Perrinville cluster is the fourth cluster the City has overseen.

Tour participants will receive a copy of the "Rain Garden Handbook," as well as a list of local resources to help get them get started building their own rain garden. The event is free, but registration is required.

To register, visit reczone.org and search for "Rain Garden Tour."


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