Guided stream tours of City's largest habitat restoration sites

Free, public tours of some of Bellingham's most valuable natural resources start in Sept.

August 22, 2017 - by Natural Resources, Public Works

Whatcom, Squalicum, and Padden Creeks are among Bellingham's most valuable local natural resources, bringing life to local salmon populations and fresh water to Bellingham Bay. Each stream has a rich, unique history and a story to tell.

This September, the community is invited to three tours where you'll learn how these vital waterways have changed over time, what the City of Bellingham is doing to help protect them for the future, and how you can help.

Squalicum Creek Tour: Meet at the Sunset Pond Park parking lot off of James Street.  Across the street from Sunset Pond Business Park.  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7.
Featuring information on the Squalicum Creek Re-route habitat restoration project.

Padden Creek Tour: Meet near the pavilion in Fairhaven Park. The pavilion is the brown building on the left as you enter the park off Chuckanut Drive. The building is right next to the spray park and kids play structure. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.
Featuring information on the Padden Creek Daylighting and Padden Estuary habitat restoration projects.

Whatcom Creek Tour: Meet at the lower Civic Athletic Complex Parking lot at the corner of Fraser and Puget.  Heading east on Lakeway Drive take a left onto Puget Street.  6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21.
Featuring information on the Red Tail Reach and Cemetery Creek habitat restoration projects.

No cost, no RSVP necessary, all ages welcome. For more information, contact Analiese Burns at (360) 778-7968 or

The City of Bellingham's Habitat Restoration Program is part of the Natural Resources division of Public Works. The Natural Resources division delivers meaningful, durable and cost-effective programs and natural resource services to the citizens of Bellingham to provide clean, abundant waters and intact ecosystems. Learn more at

Media Contact

Analiese Burns, Habitat Restoration Manager
City of Bellingham Public Works
(360) 778-7968
2221 Pacific St. Bellingham, WA 98229

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