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Make A Difference Day Community Work Party at Whatcom Falls Park

October 23, 2021 , 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Celebrate Make A Difference Day and Arbor Day with the City of Bellingham and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) by helping to improve salmon habitat at Whatcom Falls Park! We will be planting native trees and shrubs, removing invasive plants, and maintaining social trail closures.

All ages, abilities, and experience levels welcome. Unaccompanied youth under age 18 must provide a City & NSEA Youth Liability Release Form signed by their legal guardian. Participants under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian This event will conclude with free pizza donated by Papa John’s and closing remarks from Bellingham Mayor Seth Fleetwood.

You need: Weather-appropriate clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes, a face mask and a full water bottle.

We provide: Tools, gloves, instruction, and light refreshments, including free Tony’s coffee and Papa John’s pizza, which were both generously donated for this event. 

Our volunteer work parties follow current health department guidelines and Covid-19 safety protocols. Additional information and reminders will be emailed to registered participants. If you sign up, please show up!

Register early. Space is limited!


This event takes place in Whatcom Falls Park via the lower entrance on Silver Beach Road near the fish hatchery, at 1700 Silver Beach Road. Please sign in at the tents.

Travel by bike or foot: The work party site is accessible by bike or foot. Find your bike route by visiting cob.org/bike and your walking route by viewing a trail map of Whatcom Falls Park.

Travel by bus: Several Whatcom Transportation Authority bus routes serve the area, with a nearby stop at Electric Ave. Find your route using the online trip planner at ridewta.com

Travel by car: Carpooling is encouraged! Limited parking is available in Whatcom Falls Park via the Silver Beach Road entrance (from Lakeway Drive turn north on Silver Beach Road) or Electric Avenue entrance (at the intersection of Arbor Street and Electric Avenue). Additional parking is available about a 10-minute walk away at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2114 Electric Ave.

More Information

Questions? Contact pkvolunteers@cob.org or (360) 778-7105.

This event is Parkscriptions Certified!