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Volunteer Work Parties


​Work Site Address
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September 22​​9 am - 11 am​Whatcom Creek Trail at City Hall​Lend a hand with the Bellingham Kiwanis weeding and mulching behind City Hall along Whatcom Creek.210 Lottie Street
​September 29​9 am - 12 pm​Big Rock Garden Park​Join the Friends of Big Rock in a biannual morning of sculpture cleaning and gardening in this unique city park. Meet at the main entrance on Balsam Lane off Sylvan St. 2900 Sylvan St.
​October 6​10 am - 12 pm​Rock Hill Park​Help the York Neighborhood in removing weeds and mulching to spruce up Rock Hill Park! 1329 Iron Street
October 13​9 am - 12 pm​Maritime Heritage Park ​Bellingham Parks and NSEA are working together to enhance Whatcom Creek's diverse riparian areas . Come remove invasive plants and mulch native trees and shrubs to improve salmon habitat along the hillside above the fish hatchery. Meet at the fish hatchery on C St.​1600 C Street
​October 20​9 am - 11 am​East Meadow Park​Join us in the Samish Neighborhood for a morning of removing blackberries and mulching. The Park is located between Milton St. and Jerome south of Byron St. Meet on Milton St.216-298 Milton Street
​October 20​1 pm ​West Street Trail

​Lend a hand with Trail Steward Susan removing weeds and spreading mulch along this little stretch of trail in the Columbia neighborhood by Squalicum Creek Park.                

PARKING: Squalicum Creek Park and cross Squalicum Way to West St. just south of the park.

2799-2743 West Street
October 27​​9 am - 12 pm

Make a Difference Day &

Arbor Day!

Whatcom Falls Park

Celebrate Make a Difference Day & Arbor Day with the City of Bellingham and NSEA by helping to improve salmon habitat in Whatcom Falls Park. We will be planting trees and shrubs and removing illicit trails that cause erosion. Partners include Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Whatcom Mountain Biking Coalition, and Treekeepers. Work Party will take place at the main entrance on Silver Beach Road near the fish hatchery.

Parking: Limited parking available at Silver Beach Road by fish hatchery or the entrance off Electric Avenue (by the tennis courts). Additional parking and FREE SHUTTLE are available from Bloedel Donovan. Please carpool!

1401 Electric Avenue
​November 3​10 am - 12 pm​Little Squalicum Park​Join us to improve wildlife habitat by removing blackberries and planting native trees and shrubs. Park in the Bellingham Technical College parking lot off of W. Illinois St. and follow signs to the work party.  ​3006 W. Illinois Street (Parking lot at Bellingham Technical College to access Little Squalicum Park.
​November 10​10 am - 12 pm​Maritime Heritage Park​We have lots of critical work to do here! We will be planting, clearing, and mulching on the hillside above the fish hatchery.​1600 C Street
​November 17 ​9 am - 12 pm​Squalicum Creek Park​Join Bellingham Parks and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association for this collaborative work party! We will be removing invasive vegetation along Willow Spring, a tributary to Squalicum Creek.1001 Squalicum Way
​December 1 ​10 am - 12 pm​19th Street Trail​Help expand Padden Creek restoration efforts by removing invasive weeds and spreading mulch with us!
PARKING: Interurban Trailhead then cross Old Fairhaven Parkway to the work party site.
1815 Old Fairhaven Parkway
​December 8​10 am - 12 pm​Harriet Spanel Park​Join your neighbors in helping  improve habitat in Harriet Spanel Park. 1200 Franklin St.

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​Parks & Recreation Volunteer Program

Phone: (360) 778-7105

Email:  pkvolunteers@cob.org
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