Playbook Spring/Summer 2021

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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Family/Community SPRING/SUMMER PLAYBOOK 2021 | BELLINGHAM PARKS & RECREATION 20 COMMUNIT Y WORK PARTIES The Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program empowers our community to have the tools, knowledge, and skills to care for, restore, and protect Bellingham's parks, trails, and open spaces. cob.org/parkvolunteer Get outside and give back this spring and summer with the Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program. Join us at one of our weekly small-scale events as we restore wildlife habitat, maintain trails, pick up litter, plant native shrubs and trees, remove invasive species, make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun! We provide tools, gloves, and direction. You wear your mask, sturdy shoes, and layers appropriate for the weather and bring a water bottle and snack. All ages welcome. Group size is limited and pre-registration is required. Register early! For more information and to register visit: cob.org/parkvolunteer PARKS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM APRIL 10 – Squalicum Creek Park Help enhance Willow Spring by caring for native plantings in this impressive restoration area. 17 – Whatcom Creek by City Hall Join the Bellingham Kiwanis as we work to restore salmon habitat and cleanup this well-loved trail. 22-24 – Earth Day Community Work Parties Join one of our community-led work parties throughout the city in celebration of Earth Day. Times vary. See website for details: cob.org/earthday2021-volunteer MAY 1 – Little Squalicum Creek Park Come help restore wildlife habitat in this lovely park near Bellingham Technical College. 8 – Maritime Heritage Park This special restoration site in the heart of downtown needs some love to fight back the invasive species and care for native plantings. 15 – West Street Trail Join Park Steward Bev as we care for this darling trail near Squalicum Creek Park. 22– Memorial Park Join the Bellingham Rotary Club as we clean up the memorials and grounds in preparation for Memorial Day. 9am to noon 9am to noon JUNE 5 – Rock Hill Park This hidden park in the York Neighborhood needs some love! We'll be removing Himalayan blackberry and sprucing up the butterfly garden. 12 – Parks Native Plant Nursery Come help us prep our nursery for the summer! We'll be weeding, mulching, and caring for our potted plants. 19 – Euclid Park The English Ivy monsters are taking over Euclid Park! Join us we push back the ivy and restore this beautiful hidden gem. 26 – Cornwall Rose Garden Come help our Park Stewards care for this special rose garden at the peak of bloom in the heart of the Cornwall neighborhood. 9am to noon Become a Park Steward and Volunteer Independently Park Stewards are long-term volunteers who work independently after receiving training and direction. Park Stewards can volunteer individually or as a group. This is a great way to get the whole family involved! Learn more about how to get involved in habitat restoration at: cob.org/parkvolunteer.

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