Join us on Saturday, July 17th for our next work party. We will work from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
In order to keep up our Fairhaven Park Native Plant Gardens we host Fairhaven Park Work Parties as volunteer opportunities for you to invest in the health of the park.
Your tasks will be to dig out the roots of sprouting blackberries and covering the area with mulch to prevent more growth around our younger plants installed by Wild Whatcom Explorers earlier this year (photo below)
Afterwards, we’ll convene at Stones Throw Brewery to wind up the afternoon and celebrate our accomplishments.
Please sign up ASAP as an RSVP so we know how many tools to bring. Thank you.
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Work Party INFO
Transportation: Bus, Bike, Walk or Carpool if you can. Drive if you must.
Meeting Location: Upper shelter in Fairhaven Park.
107 Chuckanut Dr N, Bellingham, WA 98225
When: See specific dates/times above
Late?: If you arrive later than the start time, walk up the trail and find us in one of our Native Plant Gardens. Listen for the sounds of work getting done and laughter!
Tasks: We will be removing invasive species and unwanted competition to protect our native plants. This is essentially buttercup, sprouting thistle; blackberry; and ivy.
Equipment: Gloves, tools, and instruction provided. Don’t forget your water bottle and a snack. We will have water for refills.
Who? All ages welcome, no experience necessary. Volunteers under the age of 18 are required to have a guardian sign a Liability form at the event.
What to wear: Please wear reasonable clothing- dress for the seasonal weather and wear close-toed shoes.
After Party: We traditionally convene at Stones Throw Brewery to celebrate the day.
1009 Larrabee Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225
See Confluence ~ Fairhaven Park for past stories and updates.
As Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Todd Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings community together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. His decades of extensive event production, marketing and writing experience propel this passion. You might bump into him and his daughter Violet while they’re biking, hiking, paddling or skiing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.