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Volunteer! Make a Difference Day/Arbor Day

Echoes is joining in Make a Difference Day, which also happens to Arbor Day, too! Great agencies are coordinating this, so we'll be tagging along with some helping hands.

Project Description: Looking around Squalicum Creek Park, most of us would never guess the site’s industrial history as an airport, a gravel pit, and a cement plant. Since the first tree planting in 2005, the Park’s Master Plan has guided development and reflects our community's values with an active recreational core surrounded by forest and riparian habitat.

Community stewardship has been essential to the park's transformation: over the past 12 years, more than 2,000 volunteers have donated 6,000+ hours improving crucial habitat in Squalicum Creek.

Join us in celebrating the power of collaboration as we remove invasive species and plant native trees and shrubs. Volunteers will be working outdoors and on steep slopes.

Bellingham mayor, Kelli Linville, will be on site to share the Arbor Day proclamation with participants at 9 am. What better way to honor Make a Difference Day—the largest national day of service of the year, and Arbor Day—a day to celebrate the many benefits of trees, than coming together to improve our park and help ensure the longevity of this vital urban habitat.

Sponsoring Agencies: City of Bellingham Parks & Public Works Natural Resources, and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA)

Address: 1001 Squalicum Way [Map to site here] qualicum Creek Park meet at the tents just south of the playground.

Number of Adults/children: 200 people

Anyone 18 years or younger must bring a completed Youth Liability Release form when signing in at the work party.

Time: 9am-12 noon

No lunch and we will have snacks.

Attire: Long pants, long sleeves, closed toed shoes and layer for the weather

Earlier Event: October 20
Faith and Nature, episode 3
Later Event: October 24
Flexible 4th Monday: Game night!