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Volunteer at Little Squalicum Park Restoration Work Party
September 28 , 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Are you ready to take real action against climate change? Join us to help prevent invasive plants such as Himalayan blackberry, clematis and English Ivy from dominating this restoration site.
Little Squalicum Creek has a long history of industrial uses that have altered the location of the stream channel and degraded water quality. The creek and its surrounding area have been used for log storage, sand and gravel mining, stormwater discharge from a wood treatment facility, and landfills. In 2010-2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency replaced contaminated soil with clean soil and moved Little Squalicum Creek back into its historic channel in an effort to improve water quality.
Protecting native plants is an important way to improve the water quality of Little Squalicum Creek, since native plants help control erosion, reduce flooding, and filter out sediment and pollutants. Your efforts will continue the legacy of community work parties hosted by the Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program, Bellingham Public Works and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.
To access the work party site, enter Little Squalicum Park from the parking lot on the north side of Bellingham Technical College (BTC), 3028 Lindbergh Ave. From BTC parking lot, follow work party signs to the work site at the northern end of Little Squalicum Park.
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Travel by bus or bike: Find the bus route that will get you closest to this event location using the Whatcom Transportation Authority’s (WTA) online trip planner, or find your bike route using resources on the Whatcom Smart Trips website.
Travel by car (carpooling recommended!): Parking is available in lot on the north side of Bellingham Technical College.
Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes. We will provide tools, gloves, and instructions.
Unaccompanied youth under the age of 18 must provide a Bellingham Parks Youth Liability Form signed by their legal guardian, which can be found at www.cob.org/workparties.
Hosted by: Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program.
This event is part of the City’s first ALL IN for Climate Action Week. Find a full list of events here.