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


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

February

Fri Feb 5th: Sehome Hill Arboretum Lot 3R - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Help rid our campus of invasive species!! Because Parking Lot 3R needs some desperate ivy help, the work party location has been changed from the Jersey St. Entrance of the Arboretum to the 3R Parking Lot. This is closer to campus and is just down the hill from Edens!

Sat Feb 6th: Squalicum Creek Park -10am - 12pm
Come help Matthew work toward his Eagle Scout Rank. We will be weeding, planting, and mulching this forest-in-progress. Park in the main lot of Squalicum Parkway. Follow signs to the work site.

Sun Feb 7th: Outback Farm 10am-12pm
Have you been to the Outback Farm or Forest Garden? It is a wonderful student run part of campus. Come help remove invasive species on the farm, help restore the Forest Garden or help restore sections of wetland within the farm boundaries!

Fri Feb 12th: Sehome Hill Arboretum Lot 3R - 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Help rid our campus of invasive species!! Because Parking Lot 3R needs some desperate ivy help, the work party location has been changed from the Jersey St. Entrance of the Arboretum to the 3R Parking Lot. This is closer to campus and is just down the hill from Edens!

Sat Feb 13th:Forest & Cedar Park & Pine St. Trail - 10am-12pm
Keep this neighborhood park beautiful! Help remove invasive weeds and plant native trees and shrubs. Parking extremely limited-- very easy walking distance from campus so bike or walk if possible!

Sun Feb 14th: Outback Farm 11am-1pm
Have you been to the Outback Farm or Forest Garden? It is a wonderful student run part of campus. Come help remove invasive species on the farm, help restore the Forest Garden or help restore sections of wetland within the farm boundaries!

Sat Feb 20th: Rock Hill Park - 10 - 12pm
Join park steward Audrey in the York Neighborhood to weed, plant, and mulch Rock Hill Park. Park in the lot off of Iron

Sun Feb 21st: Outback Farm - 10am-12pm
Have you been to the Outback Farm or Forest Garden? It is a wonderful student run part of campus. Come help remove invasive species on the farm, help restore the Forest Garden or help restore sections of wetland within the farm boundaries!

Sat Feb 27th: Connelly Creek Nature Area - 10am-12pm
We will be removing invasive weeds, mulching, and planting a variety of native trees and shrubs. Join us in the Happy Valley Neighborhood! Park in the Whatcom Farmer's Co-op lot off of 30th and follow the signs.

Sun Feb 29th: Outback Farm - 11am-1pm
Have you been to the Outback Farm or Forest Garden? It is a wonderful student run part of campus. Come help remove invasive species on the farm, help restore the Forest Garden or help restore sections of wetland within the farm boundaries!

March

Sat Mar 5th: Bellingham Park's Nursery ~ 10am - 12pm
Help the Parks Volunteer Program gear up for another season of planting and restoring a native urban ecosystem. We have hundreds of new bare root plants that need to get potted over the course of these six work parties. Nursery located at Park Operations Office. Park in the lot off of Old Woburn and follow the signs to the site.

Sat Mar 5th: Bellingham Park's Nursery ~ 1-3pm
Help the Parks Volunteer Program gear up for another season of planting and restoring a native urban ecosystem. We have hundreds of new bare root plants that need to get potted over the course of these six work parties. Nursery located at Park Operations Office. Park in the lot off of Old Woburn and follow the signs to the site.
Page Updated 07.11.2014