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Upcoming events & opportunities: December 2016

posted Dec 5, 2016, 2:25 PM by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities

Salmon is Life: Lelu Island Benefit Dinner

Thursday, December 8th
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship, Bellingham (map)

WWU club Students for The Salish Sea is organizing a curated art auction and fundraiser to support the Lax Kw'alaams First Nation in British Columbia, which is resisting a liquefied natural gas facility on their traditional territory. Read more. 

Nooksack River Geographic Response Plan public comment period

Deadline: Monday, December 12th
Email comments to grps@ecy.wa.gov

The Department of Ecology has completed a draft plan outlining how responders would tackle an oil spill near the Nooksack River. The public can review the plan and submit comments through December 12th. Read more.

Sea star wasting syndrome surveys

Tuesday, December 13th, 8:30 PM
Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve, near Birch Bay (map)
Wednesday, December 14th, 9:00 PM
Neptune Beach, near Ferndale (map)

Help local scientists collect data on sea star wasting syndrome for a comprehensive West Coast database during one of two nighttime citizen science surveys on Whatcom County beaches. RSVP.

Shell-ebration at Drayton Harbor

Friday, December 16th
4:00 PM
Drayton Harbor Oyster Co., Blaine (map)

Join community partners in a celebration of 21 years of work that led to improved water quality in Drayton Harbor and the removal of restrictions on 810 acres of oyster beds. Read more.

New Years Day Beach Cleanup

Sunday, January 1st
10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Locust Beach, near Bellingham (map)

Start your New Year's resolutions off right -- join the North Sound Baykeeper and Students for the Salish Sea for a beach cleanup at Locust Beach. All ages welcome -- please bring work gloves and a bucket. RSVP.