Author Archives: Betsy Adams

About Betsy Adams

Betsy Adams is an Environmental Education Outreach Specialist for Kirkland Public Works. From working with volunteers along Kirkland’s creeks to hosting gardening classes in Kirkland’s neighborhoods, Betsy focuses on helping our local creeks, lakes and wetlands. She’ll share ideas how residents can make simple choices to prevent water pollution and to protect our local waterways.

Soak Up the Rain: Build a Rain Garden at Home

Ah, springtime in the Pacific Northwest! The pitter-patter of raindrops falling steadily on your roof! Rain lasting for hours, if not days! Where does all that rain water go? Do your gutters send water down and away from your home?…

Change Your Habits for Puget Sound Starts Here Month

May is Puget Sound Starts Here Month, a time for us to celebrate our connection to Puget Sound and our local bodies of water. Volunteer projects, workshops, special events and many other activities will be happening all around the Sound…

Don’t Drip and Drive

Ah, parking lot rainbows – those shining arcs and swirls of purples, greens and blues that appear in our parking spaces after a rain storm. They are so colorful, so beautiful, so… toxic! These rainbows form from drips and leaks…