HERE IS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO RESTORE SALMON HABITAT


Come join NSEA when our fall work party season begins and help restore streamside habitat for salmon. Work parties are on Saturdays from 9am – 12pm. We’ll bring the tools and gloves – just wear sturdy shoes, long pants and weather appropriate clothing. Check in at the blue NSEA tent. Refreshments are provided by The Bagelry, the Community Food Co-Op, Starbucks Coffee, and Tony’s Coffee & Teas. So bring your friends, your family, and your enthusiasm and we’ll see you at the creek!  Volunteers do not need to sign up with NSEA before a work party. 


Community Work Parties Fall 2014

5th Annual South Fork Clean-up

Join RE Sources’ North Sound Baykeeper Team, NSEA, the Surfrider Foundation, and the Everybody’s Store for the 5th Annual Cleanup of the South Fork of the Nooksack River. We will meet at the VanZandt Parking Lot, on Highway 9 in Acme and end with a BBQ at the Everybody’s Store in Van Zandt. We will provide litter collection equipment, gloves, and light snacks. This year’s event will be a land-based cleanup again. Come prepared to clean up trash along the riverbanks with occasional river crossings by foot. Pre-registration is required so be sure to sign up to ensure your chance to lend a helping hand to this wild and scenic river.

October 4th 9am - 2pm
Acme Bridge in Acme, WA HWY 9

Registration is required and the number of participants is limited. To register, contact Eleanor Hines at nws@surfrider.org or (215) 287-0043.

October 18 - Whatcom Creek

9:00 am - Noon

Bellingham Parks and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) are back to Maritime to get this hillside under control! We’ll keep working at removing invasive ivy and planting native plants on the hillside above the hatchery. Park in the lot at the end of C Street, accessed from Holly Street. 

Meeting at:

Maritime Heritage Park
500 W Holly St

Bellingham, WA 98225

Maritime Heritage Park


October 25 (Make a Difference Day!) - Schell Creek/Marsh

9:00 am - Noon

Be a part of Make a Difference Day and help plant native trees along the Schell Creek/Marsh to improve salmon habitat. From Bellingham, head North on I-5 and take exit #262 to W. Axton Rd./Main St. in Ferndale. Continue on Main St., then take a left onto 1st Ave and take the 3rd left onto Cherry St. and look for the NSEA signs. Parking is available at the Ferndale library.

Meeting at:
Ferndale Library
2007 Cherry St.
Ferndale, WA 98248

Ferndale Library



November 1 - Squalicum Creek

9:00 am - Noon

Join NSEA and Woodway Senior Living for a day of native tree planting, mulching and invasive plant removal along Squalicum Creek. Parking is available at Cornwall Park off of Meridian St. Look for NSEA signs and shuttle.

Meeting at:
Cornwall Park
3424 Meridian St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Cornwall Park



November 8 - Canyon Creek

9:00 am - Noon

Come out and help NSEA, Whatcom Land Trust, Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom Public Works improve salmon habitat by planting native trees and shrubs at this incredible site! From Bellingham head east on WA-542 E/Mt Baker Hwy past the town of Maple Falls. Turn left on Glacier Springs Drive and look for the NSEA signs. 

Meeting at:
Canyon View Dr.
Deming, WA 98244

Canyon View Dr


November 15 - Little Squalicum Creek

9:00 am - Noon

Join NSEA and Bellingham Parks in restoring this section of Squalicum Creek. We will plant native trees, remove invasive weeds, and spread mulch. Park in the lower Bellingham Technical College parking lot and follow the NSEA signs.

Meeting at:
Bellingham Technical College
3028 Lindbergh Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Bellingham Technical College



November 22 - Landingstrip Creek

9:00 am - Noon

Help NSEA and the Whatcom Land Trust as we work to plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of a South Fork Nooksack River tributary stream located in Acme. From Bellingham, head east on WA-542 E/Mt Baker Hwy for about 15 miles, then turn right onto Hwy 9 just outside of Deming. Drive along this road for about 7 miles then turn right on Turkington Rd. Parking is available at Acme Elementary School. Look for the NSEA signs and shuttle.

Meeting at:
Acme Elementary School
5200 Turkington Rd.
Acme, WA 98220 

Acme Elementary School



December 6 - Padden Creek

9:00 am - Noon

We’ll be working in the parkland between Connelly Creek & Padden Creek tackling blackberry, planting and mulching.  Park on the west end of the Whatcom Farmers Co-op and walk north on 30th, head west on Cowgill Avenue to the trail entrance.  Watch for signs. Please do not park in the neighborhood where parking is limited.

Meeting at:
Whatcom Farmers Co-op
3125 Old Fairhaven Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225

Whatcom Farmers Co-op



Work Parties with COB Parks Department:
Please note that when partnered with Bellingham Parks, participants under 18 must turn in a Liability Release Form completed by their guardian if their guardian will not be present.

Questions? 
Email 
volunteer@n-sea.org or call 715-0283 X 112



Thank you to the sponsors of NSEA's work parties







Want to schedule a private work party with NSEA? 
  • Contact NSEA at least one month in advance so we can plan a great day for you!
  • Have a group of at least 10 participants
  • Wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and weather appropriate clothing, we'll provide the tools and gloves.
  • Call 715-0283 X 105 or email aferderer@n-sea.org to schedule