Volunteer in the outdoors!

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Everybody is welcome and appreciated!

You don't need to be a Western student, faculty, staff or enrolled in a specific class to come to any of our work parties. Come volunteer at a site close to campus or discover a new area within the Bellingham community.

Your support helps restore native environments and increase biodiversity. We hope to see you at a work party soon!



What to Wear - and Not!

Please come Prepared:
  • LEAD works rain or shine, so wear your best working outfit
  • Wear warm clothing that you don't mind getting wet or dirty
  • Layers are best because the weather often changes during the work party
  • Make sure your shoes are waterproof (Uggs are not usually waterproof unless you have sprayed them)
  • Bring a waterbottle to help you stay hydrated
  • We provide work gloves but bringing an extra set of regular gloves never hurts :-)

Looks that LEAD!

Looks that lose!



Wish List

  • New or gently used gardening tools
  • New or gently used tarps
  • New gardening gloves
  • New or gently used buckets
  • Non-perishable snackbars for work party volunteers
  • Food or beverages for our work party volunteers


Donate

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Work Parties

January

Mon 19th
Maritime Heritage Park
10am - 12pm

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day, this national day of service, with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Bellingham Parks. Help keep our parks and creeks healthy by planting natives, removing invasive plants, and mulching. We will be working on the hillside above the fish hatchery.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

 

Sat 31st
Crooked Path
10am - 12pm

Come help remove invasive plants and add mulch. There is limited parking, please walk or bike to High Street by Laurel Park.
Register | Walking Info | Directions

February

Sat 7th
Rock Hill Park
10am - 12pm

Help Park Steward Paige, and the York neighborhood work on this park. We will be removing blackberry and other invasive plants, along with mulching. Park in the lot off Iron Street.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

 

Sat 14th
Cornwall Park
10am - 12pm

Give this park some love! Cornwall needs help with a variety of invasive plants. MEET at the Cornwall Street entrance and park in the first lot.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

 

Sat 21st
Little Squalicum Park
10am - 12pm

Come join ReSources and Bellingham Parks in caring for this great park! We will be removing blackberries and other invasives. Park in the Bellingham Technical College lot (near 3006 W Illinois St) and follow the signs.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

 

Sat 28th
Connelly Creek Nature Area
10am - 12pm

Joint party with City of Bellingham and the Boy Scouts. Come help Ryan work towards his Eagle Scout rank! We will be removing invasives, planting, and mulching. Park in the Whatcom Farmers Co-op parking lot off 30th (near 3000 Donovan Ave.) and follow the signs.
Register | Walking Info | Directions

March

Sat 7th
Bellingham Parks Nursery
1-3pm

Help pot plants! Volunteers will be guided through the process of potting bare-root trees and shrubs. These plants will ensure a stock for future restoration projects in Bellingham’s Parks and trails. The nursery is location at the Parks Operations office. Park in the lot near 1400 Old Woburn and follow the signs to the site.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

 

Sat 14th
Squalicum Creek Park
10am - 12pm

HELP PLANT in BELLINGHAM'S NEWEST PARK! The park will be newly open and in great need of planting so invasive plants do not move in! Park in the main lot of Squalicum Parkway (Access Squalicum Way from Meridian St or Roeder Ave - Northwest and Eldridge are above Squalicum Way). Follow the signs to the work site.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

 

Sat 14th
East Meadow
1:30pm - 3:30pm

Join a team of dedicated neighbors to help get this open space under control by removing invasive weeds. We will be removing blackberries from a small but great park. The park is between Milton and Jerome Streets. Meet on Milton St. - the trail runs between Jerome and Milton Streets. Look for signs.
Register | Walking Info | Directions

 

Sat 21th
Bellingham Parks Nursery
1-3pm

Help pot plants! Volunteers will be guided through the process of potting bare-root trees and shrubs. These plants will ensure a stock for future restoration projects in Bellingham’s Parks and trails. The nursery is location at the Parks Operations office. Park in the lot near 1400 Old Woburn and follow the signs to the site.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

 

Sat 28th
Bellingham Parks Nursery
10am - 12pm

Help pot plants! Volunteers will be guided through the process of potting bare-root trees and shrubs. These plants will ensure a stock for future restoration projects in Bellingham’s Parks and trails. The nursery is location at the Parks Operations office. Park in the lot near 1400 Old Woburn and follow the signs to the site.
Register | Bus Info | Directions

Page Updated 07.11.2014