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Become a Neighborhood Tree Ambassador (Work Party)

Sep 25 , 9:00 am 12:00 pm

During this fun, hands-on work party at Whatcom Falls Park, Whatcom Million Trees Project will show you how to directly build local climate resilience by protecting mature trees in your neighborhood from a tree-killing invasive — English ivy! You can attend one or both of the following events:

Virtual Webinar/Q&A

Monday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

During the Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. Zoom session, you’ll learn how to…

  • find the most climate-significant trees in your neighborhood,
  • recognize and safely, easily remove silent-killer English ivy from neighborhood tree trunks on private or public property,
  • organize small neighborhood teams to remove such invasives;
  • become a tree ivy “spotter” and advocate for your neighborhood;
  • find the correct COB tree rules for your property or neighborhood,
  • report unauthorized tree removals — ideally before they occur,
  • advocate for stronger big urban tree protections, and more.

Follow-up Fun Work Party at Whatcom Falls Park

Sunday, September 25, 9 a.m. to noon

Our free follow-up work party at Whatcom Falls Park on Sunday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon will be hands-on to remove English ivy from trees — without special tools, skills, or tree-climbing required. You’ll also learn how to compost the ivy successfully on-site so there are no disposal bottlenecks. Our maximum work party size is 25 attendees, so please sign up now on the Whatcom Millions Trees Project website.

Tall tree completely covered in ivy with blue sky in background

We hope our Climate Action Week event will raise awareness about how Bellingham’s large, mature trees are an integral part of needed climate action in our community. Technology and energy system changes alone won’t solve the problem. Responding to climate change means not only reducing our carbon emissions, but capturing what’s already increasingly in the atmosphere. Trees play a major role in the latter and enhance our climate resilience to floods, heat waves, etc.

We look forward to seeing and sharing with you — for the trees!

Please RSVP for either of these events on the Whatcom Million Trees Project website.

Location

Sept. 19 Webinar: Hosted virtually on Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link.

Sept. 25 Work Party: Whatcom Falls Park
1401 Electric Ave
Bellingham, WA 98229

Contact

Whatcom Million Trees Project
Email: info@whatcommilliontrees.org
Phone: (360) 319-1370

Prize Drawing/Event Feedback

Receive a prize drawing entry for up to five events you attend during Climate Action Week! Three prize drawing winners will be selected to choose between a solar backpack, waterproof bike bag, energy efficiency kit, or zero waste shopping kit. 

For each entry, you must submit a brief online feedback form for the event you attended and include a unique codeword for that event. Obtain the codeword for the work party on a poster at the event or by emailing bhamclimateweek@gmail.com.

This event is part of the City’s ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events.