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Earth Week 2021 Events
April 19, 2021 – April 24, 2021
Join the more than 1 billion people worldwide taking action to “restore our Earth” in honor of Earth Day this year! Below is a list of family-friendly activities offered by the City of Bellingham during the week of April 19-24 (and beyond) in celebration of Earth Day.
Restore Habitat in your Neighborhood or Backyard
The City is offering several options to get involved in habitat restoration while adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. Community members can attend one of more than 20 small-scale work parties hosted throughout Bellingham between April 22 to 24 or complete habitat restoration in their own backyard with resources from City experts.
Submit Climate Action Photos in a Competition
Photographers of all ages and skill levels can participate in the 16th annual Essence of Bellingham Photo Competition. Brand new this year is a Climate Action Award, which honors images that capture actions our community is taking to address climate change and its impacts. Entries are due by Saturday, May 1, 2021. Photo by Austin Shenton.
Catch the Wind with Upcycled Art with the Museum
Join the Whatcom Museum to celebrate Earth Day with a fun recycled art project you can make from home. Don’t toss that old plastic water bottle, upcycle it! The Museum will share a video on its YouTube Channel on Monday, April 19 with instructions for creating windcatchers for your yard using plastic bottles.
Join the Bellingham Children’s Library for Earth Day Themed Storytimes
Bellingham Children’s Library will present Earth Day themed online Storytimes the week of April 19 -23 for kids ages birth – 5 years. Enjoy stories, songs and craft ideas that inspire a connection with and wonder of nature. Complete a quick and free registration form to receive the Storytime links.
Take a Self-Guided Stormwater Discovery Tour
Follow the path of rain after it falls! Explore our urban and parkland areas on five self-guided tours while learning how we keep the water clean, filter out pollutants, and prevent flooding. Let our mobile-friendly site be your guide with maps, historical photos, and underground drawings.
“Check Out” a Washington State Park
Backpacks with a limited-edition Discover Pass are available to be checked out at the Bellingham Public Library for two weeks at a time. The Discover Pass allows free parking at Washington State Parks. The backpack includes a set of binoculars, three field guides, and a map of all Washington State Parks.