Celebrate the importance of our water resources by signing up for one of these free Whatcom Water Weeks events! We’re collaborating with our partners (City of
Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Yeager’s Sporting Goods, Everybody’s
Store, Refuse and Disposal Services, and the Surfrider Foundation) to offer
these events. Find out more info about
Whatcom Water Weeks here: http://whatcomwin.org/www/ Bellingham
Garden Bike Tour in : Saturday September 7, 10:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. Bellingham
Dust off your bike and join us for a fun ten mile ride to view rain gardens and stormwater treatment facilities in
. This tour will primarily showcase rain
gardens, but we’ll also visit some of the brand new super cool stormwater
facilities installed by the City of Bellingham . We’ll discuss pollution prevention and offer
homeowners and business owners an opportunity to consider new ways to help
prevent stormwater pollution on their property. Bellingham
Meet us at Bellingham Technical College (BTC), at
3028 Lindberg Avenue,
at 10:00 a.m. We will gather on the south side of Building G, which is next to
After viewing rain gardens at BTC, we will visit rain gardens around
town, as well as stormwater facilities installed at private homes at
businesses, and in public right-of-ways.
We’ll travel on bike paths and side roads whenever possible, at a slow
to moderate speed. The tour will end at Campus Center
by 1:00. Participants should be familiar with safe bicycling techniques. Children under 8 years old must be on their
parent’s bike (trailer, seat, or trail-a-bike).
The route will be less than 10 miles in length. The tour is free, but registration is
required. For more information or to register,
contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call
(360) 733 8307. Western Washington University
2. Little Squalicum Creek Restoration Work Party: Saturday September 14, 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Bring your kids and join us for a few hours of weed pulling! We’ll remove invasive weeds, mulch new seedlings, meet new friends, and have fun. This work is needed to ensure that the Creek and its wetlands continue to provide high water quality and habitat.
Meet us at 9 a.m. in Little Squalicum Park near the entrance from the lower parking lot of
. This location
has free parking. Dress for
weather conditions, and we’ll provide tools, gloves, and snacks. Please bring your own water bottle. For more information, contact Wendy
or call (360) 733 8307. Bellingham Technical
Cleanup: Saturday September 14, 8:30
a.m. to 3 p.m., South
Fork Nooksack River
Prepare to get dirty and work hard on this event, because there’s a lot of trash out there. Because we expect low water levels, most volunteers will be asked to walk one or two miles along the river to pick up trash. We’ll divide up into small groups and get ‘er done. Canoes will be used to move the trash to the pick-up locations. Our favorite folks at RDS will pick up the trash! Afterwards we’ll party down at Everybody’s Store.
This event requires advance registration. To find out the details or register, contact Dylan Reese, at Yeager’s Sporting Goods. He can be reached at email@example.com, or (360) 733-1080.