Introduce you own project idea @ our
AS Club Meeting Thurs 5-6pm VU 464
This week come to our Eco Scavenger Hunt w/Pizza Prizes!

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. Sign up for a work party or bring your own environmantal learning, action or discovery project to our AS Club meeting.



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

If you are able to donate anything from our wish list, you can bring it to our office (or we will gladly pick it up).

Please contact us so we can make an appointment meet and thank you in person :-)

Directions to Our Office Viking Commons, Room 24:

  1. Start in front of the doors to the Viking Commons dining hall (not in front of the Viking Union entrance).
  2. Begin walking down the hill on the sidewalk.
  3. At the end of the Viking Commons building take a left down the ramp.
  4. At the end of the ramp, there will be two double doors to your left.
  5. VC 24 (our shared office) is the second door on the right, inside the double doors.

If you are able to donate a gift card, you can send it to... Mailing Address:
LEAD Office, MS9106
Western Washington University
516 High Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

Work Parties

May

FULL Fri May 1st: Sehome Hill Arboretum - 1-3pm
Come out and help us reduce the spread of invasive species in the Arboretum by removing English Ivy and English Holly. We'll meet at the north entrance along Jersey Street - right next to campus!
Walking Map

FULL Sat May 2nd: Lowell Park ~ 10am-12pm
This park needs help managing it’s invasives. Help remove a large variety in this wooded area. Nearby parking is limited. Enter park on W College Way. Within easy walking distance of campus!
Bus Info | Map

FULL Sat May 2nd: West Street Trail ~ 1:30pm-3:30pm
Remove weeds and spread mulch along this little stretch of park in the Columbia Neighborhood. Park in the neighborhood.
Bus Info | Map


FULL Thurs May 7th: Sehome Hill Arboretum - 1-3pm
Come out and help us reduce the spread of invasive species in the Arboretum by spreading mulch and planting native species. We'll meet at the north entrance along Jersey Street - right next to campus!
Walking Map

FULL Sat May 9th: 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.
Bus Info | Map

Thurs May 14th: Sehome Hill Arboretum - 12-2pm
Come out and help us reduce the spread of invasive species in the Arboretum by spreading mulch and planting native species. We'll meet at the north entrance along Jersey Street - right next to campus!
Walking Map

FULL Fri May 15th: Sehome Hill Arboretum - 1-3pm
Come out and help us reduce the spread of invasive species in the Arboretum by spreading mulch and planting native species. We'll meet at the north entrance along Jersey Street - right next to campus!
Walking Map

Thurs May 28th: Sehome Hill Arboretum - 12-2pm
Come out and help us reduce the spread of invasive species in the Arboretum by spreading mulch and planting native species. We'll meet at the north entrance along Jersey Street - right next to campus!
Walking Map

Sat May 30th: 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.
Bus Info | Map

Page Updated 07.11.2014