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Explore Tenmile Creek headwaters, tour SSC stormwater prevention efforts during Whatcom Water Week

posted Sep 20, 2016, 1:11 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities   [ updated Sep 21, 2016, 2:46 PM ]
Lee First, the North Sound Baykeeper at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, is hosting TWO events as part of the upcoming Whatcom Water Week: A tour of the headwater wetlands of the Tenmile Watershed on September 25th, and a tour of Sanitary Service Company's facility and stormwater prevention efforts on September 28th. Details below:

Headwater Wetlands of Tenmile Watershed Tour

Sunday, September 25th
10 AM - 12 PM
Location provided upon registration

This easy-to-understand wetland ecology class will be packed into a few hours. The tour will visit Ravencest Farm, highlighting why small streams and wetlands are an essential component of our local watersheds. Tour is free and open to everyone.

Tour guides: Wetland ecologist/biologist Dr. Elizabeth Binnery, WWU biology professor Dr. Anu Singh-Cundy, and North Sound Baykeeper Lee First. Come prepared to spend time outdoors in wet areas, regardless of weather. 

To register: Email Lee First at leef@re-sources.org.

SSC Stormwater Prevention Tour

Wednesday, September 28th
12PM - 1 PM
1001 Roeder Ave, Bellingham (map)

Join us for a tour of Sanitary Service Company's facility and learn how they've prevented stormwater pollution at their site. Learn about their unique source control measures to prevent pollution and the importance of stormwater pollution prevention. Tour is free and open to everyone.

Tour guides: SSC Recycling Manager Rodd Pemble and North Sound Baykeeper Lee First.

Registration not required — just show up!

Whatcom Water Week

Whatcom Water WeekSeptember 24 to October 1, 2016 — is an annual event that celebrates Whatcom County's local water resources. 

Organized by the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network (WWIN), Whatcom Water Week gives businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups the opportunity to celebrate the importance of water, share information about the state of our water resources, offer stewardship opportunities, and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and fresh water habitats and the role water plays in our lives.

See the full list of Whatcom Water Week events: whatcomwaterweeks.org/events

Get inspired at the "Stream of Thought" film festival: whatcomwaterweeks.org/film-festival

Participate in the Whatcom Water Week photo contest: whatcomwaterweeks.org/photo-contest

Learn more about the Whatcom Watersheds Information Network: facebook.com/WhatcomWIN