Public Education and Outreach

The City of Marysville has a variety of educational resources available to the public. Below the main audiences for which the City has resources available:
    
  • Private Homeowners and Renters 
  • Business Owners 
  • Contractors and Builders 
  • Schools and Educators
   
   Environmental Awareness and Education in Schools
Through the Allen/Quilceda Watershed Action Team, the City and Marysville School District worked together to dedicate a 11.5 acre School District owned parcel adjacent to Jones Creek to be used as a learning center for this environmental education.

The City of Marysville Surface Water Management works in conjunction with the Marysville School District and Sound Salmon Solutions to provide environmental education to local fifth grade students. The curriculum covers a range of topics relating to salmon habitat restoration including:
  • water quality monitoring
  • macroinvertebrates
  • budgeting
  • mapping
  • site maintenance
  • vegetation monitoring
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It allows a classroom to take "ownership" of a site and work from start to finish on the habitat restoration, learning as they go. It's hands-on, interactive and covers a wide variety of Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements and Common Core Curriculum.
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Sockeye salmon in spawning colors. Education and outreach efforts help increase public awareness about what we can do to improve stream health, which in turn improves salmon runs. (Image courtesy of Sound Salmon Solutions)