Playbook Spring/Summer 2021

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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Family/Community SPRING/SUMMER PLAYBOOK 2021 | BELLINGHAM PARKS & RECREATION 22 Clean shoes. Healthy families. Healthy pets. We scoop. Scoop every poop and put it in the trash. Reina Jake Winston Royal Lil' Roo We love healthy parks! Dog poop spreads disease to people, pets, and wildlife. Bark Steward Parties Join us for a Bark Steward Party at your dog's favorite park. We'll have games, scavenger hunts, dog treats, people treats, free refill bags for your leash dispenser and more to help address the poop problem in parks. Family friendly. Dogs and kids welcome! Thursday evenings, 5:30-7:30pm April 29 Squalicum Creek Dog Park May 13 Lake Padden Dog Park May 27 Little Squalicum Park June 10 Cordata Park June 24 Fairhaven Park July 8 Cornwall Park (N. entrance) July 22 Bloedel Donovan Park More info at cob.org/ParkVolunteer At The Park Practice good "bark" stewardship: Bring extra bags. (Be ready for surprises. Share bags with others!) Scoop every poop. (Even in tall grass, in off-leash areas, and on runs.) Carry it to the trash. (No one wants to see bags on the side of the trail.) Follow leash laws. (Consider others who might be afraid of your dog.) In Your Yard Commit to scoop at home regularly: PLEDGE to scoop at home at least weekly and put it in the trash. PLAN when you'll regularly scoop your yard (i.e. after work, day off) PUT We Scoop stickers on your trash can to remind yourself and others. Get a free bag dispenser and bag clip for your leash at cob.org/ScoopPoop BARK STEWARDSHIP Does your dog love going to the park? Do you want to help take care of our parks and trails with your pooch? Show your love by joining us this spring and summer as we spread the word about "bark" stewardship.

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