Celebrate Make a Difference Day, Arbor Day on October 28

Join the City, Treekeepers, NSEA at Fairhaven Park

October 21, 2017 - by Rae Edwards, Bellingham Parks Department

Lend a hand at Make a Difference Day and Arbor Day from 9 a.m. to noon on October 28 at Fairhaven Park with the City of Bellingham, Treekeepers, and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association. Volunteers will be removing invasive English ivy and holly and improving habitat in the Padden Creek watershed. Mayor Kelli Linville will read an Arbor Day proclamation to celebrate Bellingham’s 21st year as a Tree City USA.

We’ll provide tools, gloves, and direction – bring your get-it-done attitude and dress for the weather! Closed toed shoes, layers, long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Park at Fairhaven Park, 107 Chuckanut Dr. N., and meet at the pavilion near the spray park. 

We’ll end the day with tree information, Arbor Day activities for children, tours of the Padden Creek daylighting project, and pizza donated by Papa John’s. The event is no cost, no RSVP is necessary, and all ages are welcome. Youth under 18 years who are not accompanied by a parent must bring a printed and completed “COB & NSEA Liability Release Form,” which can be found on the City of Bellingham website by searching for “Parks Volunteer Program”. 

For more information, contact Rae Edwards at 360.778.7105 or redwards@cob.org. 

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​Rae Edwards, Volunteer Coordinator
Bellingham Parks Department

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