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Make a Difference Day 2022 Volunteer Work Party

Oct 22, 2022 , 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 trees and shrubs and removing invasive species near Derby Pond! 

All ages, abilities, and experience levels welcome. Unaccompanied youth under the age of 18 must provide a City & NSEA Youth Liability Release Form signed by their legal guardian to participate. Participants under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

You need: Weather-appropriate clothing, long pants, closed-toe shoes, 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. Additional information and reminders will be emailed to registered participants. If you sign up, please show up!

Please 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. A free bike valet will be provided by Let’s Bike Bellingham!

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.


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

This event is Parkscriptions Certified!