Spring 2014 Work Parties

Come join NSEA for our spring work party season 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 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. 

Work Party Map

March 8th                         Whatcom Creek
NSEA and Bellingham Parks are teaming up to enhance wildlife and salmon habitat along Whatcom Creek. Plant native trees and shrubs, remove invasive weeds and spread mulch along this site that saw a major renovation in 2008. Park in the Geri Softball Fields parking lot on the corner of Puget & Fraser Sts and follow the signs to the site.
March 15th                            Canyon Creek 
Come out and help NSEA, Whatcom Conservation District, and Whatcom County 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.

March 22nd                                   Terrell Creek 
Visit Birch Bay State Park and help NSEA plant native trees around the new Heron Center for Environmental Education along Terrell Creek! From Bellingham, head North on I-5 and take exit #266/Grandview Rd. Go west for about 7 miles; take a right at the stop sign onto Jackson Rd. Take a left onto Helweg Rd, look for NSEA signs and blue tent.

March 29th                                Squalicum Creek
Join NSEA for a day of invasive plant removal, native tree and shrub planting and mulching along Squalicum Creek. Parking is available at Cornwall Park off of Meridian St; look for the NSEA signs and shuttle.

April 5th                                Squaw Creek  
NSEA, A Rocha and Cavalry Creekside Church are teaming up to remove non-native invasive plants and plant native trees and shrubs along Squaw Creek.From Bellingham head north on WA-539/Guide Meridian to Lynden. Take a right on WA-546/Badger Rd for about 4 miles, look for NSEA signs.
CARPOOL 
Where: Former Costcutter parking lot off of Sunset Dr
Meeting time: 8:15, departing at 8:30
The NSEA van can accomodate 10 additional passengers, this will only work if there are others willing to drive!

April 12th                                Terrell Creek
Help NSEA and the Chums of Terrell Creek continue to work on this scenic restoration site and plant native trees and shrubs along the banks of Terrell Creek. From Bellingham, head North on I-5 and take exit #266/Grandview Rd. Go west for about 7 miles; take a right at the stop sign onto Jackson Rd. Parking is available at the former Birch Bay Bible Church, look for NSEA signs.  

April 19th Earth Day!                                                      Nooksack River
Join NSEA, Whatcom Conservation District and Whatcom County Parks to plant native trees and shrubs along the Nooksack River in Hovander Homestead Park! The first 200 volunteers will receive a free T-shirt! Parking is available at the boat launch at Hovander Homestead Park off of Hovander Dr. Look for the NSEA signs, and we'll see you there!
Volunteers will receive a complimentary Discover day pass for parking at the boat launch!

April 26th                     Little Squalicum Creek
Help NSEA and Bellingham Parks remove invasive plants & spread mulch In Little Squalicum Creek Park. Park in the lower Bellingham Technical College parking lot off of W Illonois St. and follow the signs to the work site. 

June 7th                              Connelly Creek
Join NSEA and Bellingham Parks to remove invasive plants at Happy Valley Park. Parking is available in the parking lot of the Whatcom Farmers Co-op, formerly The Market off of Old Fairhaven Parkway. Follow the signs to the blue NSEA tent and sign in.

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.

Need help with the map? Work Party Map instructions


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Questions? Email volunteer@n-sea.org

Or call 715-0283 X 112



Come join NSEA and help restore
streamside habitat for salmon. Work parties are typically scheduled for the Fall and Spring seasons and take place on Saturdays from 9am–12pm.We encourage you or your group to join us on these dates. If you are interested in scheduling a work party with NSEA outside of these scheduled dates please call 715-0283 X105 or email aferderer@n-sea.org . Please keep in mind that work parties must have a minimum of 10 participants and be scheduled at least one month in advance.

We’ll bring the tools and gloves – all you have to do is wear sturdy shoes and weather- appropriate clothing. No need to sign up in advance – just sign in at the blue NSEA tent. Bring your friends, family and your enthusiasm and we’ll see you at the creek!