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April

Friday, April 11th 2pm-4pm (FULL)

Sehome Hill Arboretum

​Join us in removing English Ivy along the western edge of the Arboretum at a brand new work party site! Help prevent the Ivy from spreading into the Arboretum from the edge. Meet at the rock monument near the trailhead between Old Main and Edens Hall. MAP of Meeting Spot

 

Saturday, April 12th 10am-12pm (13 spots)

Hannah Creek Riparian Restoration*

Remove invasive weeds, plant native plants, and mulching along Hannah Creek all to help Colin earn his Eagle Scout rank.  Light refreshments provided.  Park along Birch St., off Lakeway and follow signs to work site. MAP

 

Saturday, April 12th 2pm-4pm (14 spots)

Arne Hanna Aquatic Center*

Work side by side with Bellingham’s Parks Department.  Help Colin earn his Eagle Scout rank in removing the invasive weeds around the Aquatic Center to create a more sustainable landscape. Light refreshments provided. MAP

 

Saturday, April 12th 9am-12pm  (38 spots)

Terrell Creek Riparian Restoration

Help NSEA and the Chums of Terrell Creek continue to work on this scenic restoration site and plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of Terrell Creek. From Bellingham, head North on I-5 and take exit #266 Grandview Rd. Go west for about 7 miles; take a right at the stop sign onto Jackson Rd. Parking is available at the former Birch Bay Bible Church, look for NSEA signs.

 

Wednesday, April 16th 2pm-4pm (FULL)

WWU’s Outback Farm

Come check out Western’s very own farm! We will be removing invasive plants like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry.  Meet at the Outback’s Covered Shelter, just south of Fairhaven College.

 

Saturday, April 19th 9am-12pm  (8 spots)                                                         

Earth Day Celebration at Nooksack River

Join NSEA, Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Parks to plant native trees and shrubs along the Nooksack River in Hovander Homestead Park! The first 200 volunteers will receive a free T-shirt! Head to Hovander Park and watch for the NSEA signs.

 

Saturday, April 19th 10am-12pm (10 spots)

Franklin Park*

Join Park Steward Mark and local residents in beautifying this neighborhood park. We will be pulling invasive plants and spreading mulch. Parking is limited, so please walk, bike, bus, or carpool. MAP

Tuesday, April 22nd 2pm-4pm (FULL)

Earth Day Celebration at Sehome Hill Arboretum

Get to know this big, beautiful forested area right next to campus. We will be removing English Ivy along the main arboretum road, near the southern entrance. Meet at the Outback’s Covered Shelter, just south of Fairhaven College.

 

Friday, April 25th 12pm-2pm (10 spots)

Sehome Hill Arboretum

Join us in removing invasive Yellow Archangel along the main arboretum road.  Meet under the tunnel near the parking lot at the top of the road. Allow 15-20 minutes to walk up the hill from campus.

 

Saturday, April 26th  9am-12pm  (56 spots)

Earth Day Celebration at Little Squalicum Creek Park*

Bellingham Parks, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) and ReSources are teaming up to removeinvasive plants and spread mulch.  Park in the lower Bellingham Technical College parking lot and follow the signs. MAP

 

May

 

Friday, May 2nd 2pm-4pm (FULL)

Sehome Hill Arboretum

Improve this very visible, high traffic area along the western edge of the Arboretum by removing English Ivy before it spreads farther into the forest. Meet at the signed Arboretum trailhead behind Miller Hall.

 

Friday, May 9th 12pm-2pm (12 spots)

WWU’s Outback Farm

Come check out Western’s very own farm! We will be removing invasive plants like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry.  Meet at the Outback’s Covered Shelter, just south of Fairhaven College.

 

Saturday, May 10th 10am-12pm (8 spots)

Lake Padden*

Work side by side with Bellingham’s Parks and Recreation Department.  Help this Bellingham favorite by pulling out highly invasive Scot’s Broom. Take the east entrance from Samish Way to the main parking lot, next to the playground. Look for signs! MAP

 

Friday, May 16th 12pm-2pm (9 spots)

Sehome Hill Arboretum

Get to know this big, beautiful forested area right next to campus. We will be removing English Ivy along the main Arboretum road, near the southern entrance. Meet at the Outback’s Covered Shelter, just south of Fairhaven College.

 

Saturday, May 17th 10am-12pm (7 spots)

Memorial Park*

Work side by side with Bellingham’s Parks and Recreation Department.  Help clean up this park for Memorial Day by removing moss and debris from the pathway bricks and memorials.  Park on King Street adjacent to the park. Follow the signs to the work site. MAP

 

Monday, May 26th 12pm-2pm (21 spots)

Memorial Day Celebration at Sehome Hill Arboretum

Help remove invasive English Ivy and English Holly from the northern end of the Arboretum along with some enthusiastic local residents! Meet at the signed trailhead at the very northern tip of the Arboretum, at the intersection of Jersey and Myrtle Streets. From campus, a walk along the Jersey St Trail (behind Edens Hall) will lead you the meeting location at the northern end of the trail.

 

Saturday, May 31st 9am-11am (17 spots)

Whatcom Creek Trail*

Join the Bellingham Kiwanis Club in restoring this section of Whatcom Creek Trail behind City Hall. Remove invasive plants and spread mulch. Park in City Hall parking lot. MAP

 

June

Saturday, June 7th 9am-12pm (30 spots)

Happy Valley Park*

Take a break from studying and join the City of Bellingham and NSEA in restoring this neighborhood park by removing invasive plants and spreading mulch. Last chance to get in some restoration work for the spring quarter!


 

*LEAD works in partnership with the Bellingham Parks Department.

 

 

Page Updated 04.16.2014