Padden Creek work party, tours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

City Hall event also on Monday

January 13, 2016 - by Amy Cloud, Communications and Outreach

On Monday, Jan. 18, you are invited to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with us. In addition to an event at Bellingham City Hall at noon, there are opportunities to tour and help work on the Padden Creek daylighting project in Fairhaven.

The City of Bellingham (COB) and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) have organized a habitat restoration work party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at Padden Creek in Fairhaven Park. There will also be guided tours of the nearby Padden Creek daylighting project area.

After being buried underground in a tunnel for over a century, a section of Padden Creek is being restored to its original above-ground channel.  Downstream of the newly restored section, we need volunteers to help build a healthy creek-side ecosystem, removing English Ivy and other invasive plants. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and dress for the outdoors. Gloves, tools, and support will be provided. Refreshments and raffle prizes will be available thanks to the generosity of local businesses. City of Bellingham project staff will provide tours of the Padden Daylighting project at noon.

Work party volunteers may park in the Fairhaven Park parking lot just off of North Chuckanut Drive. We will meet at the Fairhaven Park Pavilion.

For more information, please contact:  Rae Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator, City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation, at (360) 778-7105 or

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​Rae Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator
City of Bellingham Parks & Recreation
(360) 778-7105

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