RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will be teaming up with Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program to restore Little Squalicum wetlands and creek on September 15, 2012 from 9am to noon, in honor of Whatcom Water Week.
A former EPA cleanup site, the streambed and surrounding
contaminated by industrial operations for decades. The remediation of that
land, recently completed in 2011, has left a clean streambed and soils, and
acres of newly replanted land. Before the plantings become fully
re-established, wetlands and riparian habitats are vulnerable to invasive
species and are in need of mulching and weeding. Wetland and riparian habitats
with well-established native plants are integral to maintaining water quality
and habitat for native species. land of Little Squalicum Park
“Good water quality and high quality habitat need support in disturbed areas like Little Squalicum Creek. RE Sources often works on the technical and policy end to support waters and habitat; I am glad we can also work on-the-ground and in-the-ground to effect change,” commented Wendy Steffensen, Lead Scientist with RE Sources.
The September 15, Little Squalicum Park Wetland and Stream Restoration event kicks off what will be the first of many weeding, mulching, and re-vegetation work parties hosted by RE Sources at Little Squalicum Park. These work parties are open to the public to participate.
Work party attendees will meet at 9am in Little Squalicum Park near the entrance from the lower parking lot of
. Parking is
allowed in the "Lower Lot" of Bellingham Technical
College . Bellingham Technical
Questions? Please contact Wendy Steffensen, Lead Scientist, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities. 360 733 8307 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatcom Water Week is an annual awareness week that aims to improve community understanding of water issues throughout
. Spanning from September 8th –
22nd, 2012, Whatcom Water Week seeks to celebrate the importance of our water
resources, share what we know and are learning about the “State of Whatcom County ”, and inspire
and help others learn about stewardship efforts through a series of events
scheduled at various locations. Resource