Spring Summer Playbook 2023

Bellingham Parks & Recreation Leisure Guide

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Family/Community SPRING/SUMMER PLAYBOOK 2023 | BELLINGHAM PARKS & RECREATION 22 9 am to noon 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 Photo by Amy Brown Volunteering with the Bellingham Parks Volunteer Program is a wonderful way to get outside, give back, and help improve the health of our parks and community. Join us at one of our weekly events as we restore wildlife habitat, improve open spaces, plant native shrubs and trees, remove invasive species, and have fun! We provide tools, gloves, and direction. Wear sturdy shoes, and layers appropriate for the weather and bring a water bottle and snack. We follow current safety protocols; currently, masks are optional. All ages and abilities welcome. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register visit: VolunteerBellingham.org/need PARKS VOLUNTEER PROGRAM 9 am to noon APRIL 15 – West Street Trail Join Park Steward Bev as we care for this darling trail near Squalicum Creek Park. 22 – Earth Day at Sehome Arboretum Celebrate Earth Day with the City of Bellingham, WWU's Learning Environment Action Discovery (LEAD), Whatcom Million Trees Project, and Washington Trails Association! We'll be enhancing wildlife habitat. 29 – Big Rock Garden Our bi-annual morning of sculpture cleaning and gardening in this unique city park with Friends of Big Rock Garden. Join us! MAY 6 – Happy Valley Park The salmon in Connelly Creek, which runs through this lovely neighborhood park, need some help from our friends at NSEA, who will be joining us here. 13 – Railroad Trail at Vining & View Ridge Join Park Steward Richard in helping us remove invasive Himalayan Blackberry to restore this beloved trail. 20 – Memorial Park Join the Bellingham Rotary Club as we clean up the memorials and grounds in preparation for Memorial Day. "The Earth is what we all have in common." – Wendell Berry 9 am to noon 9 am to noon JUNE 3 – Maritime Heritage Park Come improve salmon habitat with us, NSEA & WNPS in the heart of downtown Bellingham. 10 – Parks Native Plant Nursery Come help us prep our nursery for the summer! We'll be weeding, mulching, and caring for our potted plants. 17 – Rock Hill Park This hidden park in the York Neighborhood needs some love. We'll be removing Himalayan Blackberry and beau- tifying the butterfly garden! 24 – Cornwall Rose Garden Come help Park Steward Z care for this special rose garden at the peak of bloom in the heart of the Cornwall neighborhood. JULY Additional work parties in July TBD — Stay tuned to details at: VolunteerBellingham.org

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