Poop Patrol with the Squalicum Clean Water Project

Join us for Poop Patrol and help educate community members about proper dog poop pickup practices. Volunteers will help flag poop piles, talk to dog owners about the Poop Pledge, and hand out fun incentives! Email or call 360-733-8307 ext. 213 to sign up.

Poop Patrols are hosted by the Squalicum Clean Water Project, which aims to inform people about the high levels of disease-causing fecal coliform bacteria in Squalicum Creek and educate citizens on proper and timely disposal of dog poop on trails, in parks, and at home.

Thursday, August 25th
4:30-6:30 PM
Squalicum Dog Park
1001 Squalicum Way, Bellingham (map)

Friday, August 26th
4:30-6:30 PM
Cornwall Park
3424 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

Nooksack River Cleanup

Saturday, September 17th
8:30 AM - 5 PM
Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielson Ave, Ferndale (map)

Join RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, American Rivers, and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National River Cleanup initiative. Sign up on the American Rivers website.

The cleanup will take place across two stretches of river: Nugent's Corner to Everson, and Everson to Hovander Homestead Park. A limited number of canoes and rafts provided on a first-come, first-served basis. After the cleanup, there will be a volunteer celebration at Hovander Homestead Park.

Whatcom Water Weeks

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

Sanitary Service Company 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.

3rd Annual Baker Lake Canoe Cleanup & Campout

Saturday-Sunday, October 1st-2nd
Austin Creek campsite, Baker Lake (map)

Join RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, Mt Baker Sierra Club, and North Cascades Institute to help clean up Baker Lake's entire shore (20 miles) with the US Forest Service and Yeager's Sporting Goods.

10 canoes will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. North Cascades Institute will provide an evening program, and Mt Baker Sierra Club will provide snacks. This camping spot is in a unique, private location. To register: Whatcom County residents email and Skagit County residents email

Monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings

First Monday of every month (except holidays)

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sustainable Living Center at RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

Second Wednesday of every month (except holidays)
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Skagit Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Mount Vernon (map)

Our monthly Clean Energy Activist Meetings in Whatcom and Skagit counties are hosted by Clean Energy Program Manager Matt Petryni and Clean Energy Organizer Eddy Ury. The meetings are a great place for community activists to come together and learn about our recent work fighting coal, oil, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in our community and throughout the Pacific Northwest, and what you can do to help. 

Coffee, tea and cookies provided. Contact with questions.

Bellingham Green Drinks 

First Wednesday of every month

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location varies, visit our Green Drinks page or Green Drinks Bellinghamon Facebook for monthly updates.

Bellingham Green Drinks is an informal monthly gathering of environmentally minded folks held in Bellingham, Washington. Open to all, an ever-changing group of people meet to network, make friends, collaborate, and find out what's happening in our community.

Green Drinks International started in London in 1989. Since, it has spread to cities across the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Puerto Rico and Lebanon. As of September 2010, there are over 737 Green Drink Chapters worldwide. 

Host a Workshop or Event

Please contact or call 360-733-8307 for rental rates and information. 

Location & Directions

Sustainable Living Center 
RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
2309 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

The Sustainable Living Center is located just above The RE Store, on the NW corner of Broadway and Meridian in the Fountain District. You'll find a bike rack in the alley off Broadway and the stairs behind the RE Store.