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Watershed Walks and Tours

September 7, 10am to 1pm, Rain Garden Bike Tour.  Meet at Bellingham Technical College at 10am.  A gentle ride to Belligham's finest rain gardens!  Stay tuned for more information.

Birchwood Neighborhood Watershed Walk


Our walk will begin in front of G Building at Bellingham Technical College at 10am. We will highlight examples of low impact development projects that have been implemented within the neighborhood and discuss the impacts of polluted runoff as it relates to the Little Squalicum Creek watershed and Bellingham Bay.  All watershed walks are on paved sidewalks and trails. 

This walk will highlight examples of stormwater capture through the use of green infrastructure such as rain gardens, rain barrels, French drains, and pervious pavement.  The walk will begin at the Bellingham Technical College.  The tour will showcase low impact development features on individual properties.  We will also view brand new raingardens on the Bellingham Technical College Campus, and visit the industrial stormwater pond at the Osier Company.

We hope this walk will encourage a dialogue among citizens about how individual property owners can use green infrastructure to help reduce the amount of stormwater and pollution entering our waterways.  Polluted stormwater runoff is widely recognized as the greatest pollution threat to Puget Sound.

If you are interested in showcasing your property, or if you would like more information about the Watershed Walks, please contact us at leef@re-sources.org

We hope you join us for the next walk!