Public Education and Outreach

The City of Marysville Surface Water Division has a variety of educational resources available to the public. These resources are designed to assist and inform the following target audiences:

  • Private Homeowners and Renters
  • Business Owners
  • Contractors and Builders
  • Schools and Educators

Educational materials, including the Rain Garden Handbook for Western Washington, are available at the Public Works building on 80 Columbia Ave. Community members can also find information and speak with Surface Water Staff at various City events such as Earth Day, Touch-a-Truck, and Poochella.  

Through the Allen Quilceda Watershed Action (AQWA) Team, the City and Marysville School District worked together to dedicate a 11.5 acre City owned parcel adjacent to Jones Creek to be used as an outdoor learning center for environmental education.


The Marysville School District and Sound Salmon Solutions to provide environmental education and hands-on field trips at this site to local fifth grade students. The curriculum covers a range of topic relating to salmon habitat restoration, including: 

  • Water quality monitoring
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Stream health indicators