Sunday, March 2nd
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
An Invitation: Please join us for a Trail Clean Up and Forest Tour Party. There are downed limbs blocking trails. Our Trail Crew (including you) will go in with hand saws and remove debris on the trails. Along the way, we will be given an orientation to the forest by Robyn duPre. Join Recreation Northwest and Bellingham Parks & Recreation for a walk in the woods and accomplish some work along the way.
RSVP: / 360-739-8458 to let us know you’re coming, please.
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Directions: Turn at the Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital (Google Map) South off of Old Fairhaven Parkway onto 24th Street.
Car Parking: (updated) Please park on the pavement before the road ends. We will be walking down the Interurban to enter the woods.
Equipment: Please bring ‘yer saws (and gloves). If you don’t have tools, we (with help from Parks and Recreation) will provide them for you.
Clothing: Wear boots (it’s going to be muddy) and bring layers!
Robyn duPre is a long time community environmental activist and organized the recent successful election campaign to create the Chuckanut Community Forest Park District, which is providing approximately $3.5 million in funding toward the purchase of this special forest. Robyn is fortunate to live next door to the park and is an active steward of the property. Robyn will offer an orientation to woods and the natural systems as we walk the trails.
Rae Edwards, Bellingham Parks Volunteer Coordinator, Bellingham Parks & Recreation, will also offer her unique perspective on the area and bring the tools and information we need to be successful.
Todd Elsworth, Executive Director, Recreation Northwest will be bringing up the rear making sure everybody is having fun and connecting with people and nature.
UPDATE: Snow and some wind in the forecast. If it is too snowy and windy, we will reschedule the party.
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Todd Elsworth is one of the many “Mossy-haired lunatics roaming the dripping peninsulas”, described in “I’m Here for the Weather” by Tom Robbins. As executive director, he works to fulfill our mission to teach the health benefits of nature, promote outdoor recreation, and steward the places where we play.