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Strawberry Festival Parade, Pride Parade and Mill Creek Festival highlight Community Transit summer events

Clean air superhero Oxy Gene will lead a Double Tall bus in the Strawberry Festival Parade Saturday, June 16th, in Marysville. Photo courtesy of Community Transit.

Clean air superhero Oxy Gene will lead a Double Tall bus in the Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday, June 16th, in Marysville. On Sunday, June 24th, a Community Transit Double Tall bus will make its way to Seattle Center in the colorful Seattle Pride Parade.

"Perennial Lobelias will bring in the Hummers," by the Whistling Gardener

Popcorn Cassia, it really does smell like popcorn!  Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

Pruning happens multiple times as does weeding, but the best task of all that gets to happen almost year ‘round is planting.

There isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t find some new treasure on the benches in the nursery that I have to take home and try out in my garden. It just so happens that this week that plant is a perennial lobelia.

Snohomish County seeks equestrians to complete "Horses Count" survey

Little boy and Dad meet horse. Photo credit: Joan Deutsch.

The Parks, Recreation and Tourism department asks all interested horse owners and riders to fill out a brief two minute survey, “Horses Count,” online by July 31st to describe their needs and interests.

The survey results will help guide planning of how and where to better serve the equestrian community in county parks.