Welcome to LEAD's website!

If you are interested in what we are up to this year sign up for our newsletter & you will be automatically sent updates about our work parties and club events!!

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


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


Friday, May 20th, 5pm-7pm: The Outback Farm
Come on down to the Outback Farm! Help us remove invasives and work on the Forest Garden! The farm is just below Fairhaven College.

May 20th, 2:30-4:30: The Outback Farm
Come on down to the Outback Farm! Help us remove invasives and work on the Forest Garden! The farm is just below Fairhaven College.

SPECIAL EVENT: Sat.5/21: Stimpson Reserve "Bio Blitz" fieldwork
Are you interested in ecological data collection and field work? Do you like spending time in beautiful, old growth forests? If so, read on to learn about Bio Blitz, an upcoming special event being organized by Whatcom Land Trust! Join us on May 21st for our first ever Bio Blitz event at the Stimpson Family Nature Reserve! What is a Bio Bliz you may ask? We will be collecting Biological data that...

Fri May 27th: Sehome Hill Arboretum Lot 3R* - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Help rid our campus of invasive species by removing English ivy and holly from the outskirts of parking lot 3R. This is near the parking lot just down the hill from Edens*. *Location may change depending on how fast we get through the ivy this quarter, so stay tuned for location updates!

Sunday May 29th: The Outback Farm 10am-12pm
Have you been to the Outback Farm or Forest Garden? It's a wonderful, student-run part of campus just south of Fairhaven College. Come help remove invasive species on the farm, help restore the Forest Garden or help restore sections of wetland within the farm boundaries!
Page Updated 07.11.2014