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RE Sources offers a seasonal series of skill-building workshops, classes, films, seminars, presentations and facilitated discussions to help you build a more sustainable lifestyle. Scroll down to see what's upcoming at RE Sources Sustainable Living Center (above The RE Store). 2309 Meridian Street, Bellingham, WA.

Proceeds from all workshops benefit RE Sources' environmental conservation and advocacy. Thank you for supporting our community. 

Citizen Scientist Trainings

Whatcom County
Classroom sessions: Thursdays, April 9th, 16th, 23rd
6:00 pm -8:00 pm.  
RE Sources Sustainable Living Center
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

Field session: Saturday, May 9th
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm 
Marine Park, Bellingham (map)

To register in Whatcom County, email Wendy Steffensen or call (360) 733-8307.

Skagit County
Classroom session: Sunday April 19, 9am-3pm  
Fidalgo Bay Resort
4701 Fidalgo Bay Road, Anacortes (map)

Field session: Sunday May 17th
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Washington Park, Anacortes (map)

To register in Skagit County, email Catherine or call (360) 428-1559. 

These free trainings are your opportunity to get trained by expert marine biologists in identification of beach and intertidal plants and animals. The scientific research conducted by citizen scientists will contribute to the understanding of the state of our waters. Take the trainings this spring, then join us for the intertidal surveys this summer to monitor the health of our Bay. These surveys will include gathering baseline data at the Cherry Point and Fidalgo Bay aquatic reserves and collecting pre- and post-restoration data at Boulevard Park in Bellingham and several other sites in Skagit County.  Classroom trainings in both Whatcom and Skagit are six hours long and are open to the public. 

Public Listening Session for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations Permit 

6pm Thursday, April 23rd

Syre Student Center Building Auditorium, Whatcom Community College, Bellingham

A public listening session will be held in Bellingham as the state begins to work to update the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) General Permit.  Washington’s current general permit expired in 2011, so an updated permit is needed to cover new or additional facilities. Ten facilities in Washington are currently covered by the permit and maintain their permit status even though the permit is expired. At the listening sessions, Ecology will present information about the permit update process, schedule and issues, but will primarily be focused on listening to comments, concerns and questions. Read more.

All About Stormwater Pollution Prevention:  A Public Tour of The Oeser Company, a Wood Treatment Facility


12 to p.m., Wednesday, May 6th, 2015. Meet aLittle Squalicum Park Trailhead Parking Lot (640 Marine Drive, Bellingham).


RE Sources and The Oeser Company are pleased to invite the public for a public tour of The Oeser Company, a local manufacturer of wood utility poles. The purpose of the tour is to highlight and explain the steps Oeser has in place to prevent the release of stormwater pollution from their facility.  These steps are called best management practices. 

Summer Intertidal Surveys

June 3rd and June 5th
Boulevard Park, Bellingham (map)

May 19th, June 4th, July 1st, and July 3rd
Cherry Point, Ferndale (map)

May 18th, May 20th, July 31st and August 1st
Fidalgo Bay, Anacortes (map)

Trainings and surveys are conducted by RE Sources’ North Sound Baykeeper program, with assistance from volunteer experts and others. These surveys are sponsored by the Whatcom and Skagit County Marine Resources Committees, the Cherry Point and Fidalgo Bay Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committees, the Coastal Volunteer Partnership at Padilla Bay, the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Northwest Straits Commission.. 

Monthly Coal Activist Meetings

Monday, April 6th
6:30 pm 
RE Sources Sustainable Living Center
2309 Meridian St, Bellingham (map)

Wednesday, April 8th
6:30 pm
Birch Bay Firehouse
4581 Birch Bay-Lynden Rd, Blaine (map)

Tuesday, April 28th
6:30 pm
Ferndale WECU
5659 Pacific Hwy, Ferndale (map)

This is a regular grassroots activist meeting where you can discover news and updates on coal export and oil transport safety.

Tenmile Creek Clean Water Project monthly meeting

May 13th, 2015
6:30pm – 8pm
BelleWood Acres Community Room
6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden
Join residents of the Tenmile watershed and others as they work to lower fecal coliform levels in their watershed.  This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month, and meetings are open to the public.  For this May meeting, Andrea Hood, of the Whatcom Clean Water program, will present information about the coordinated efforts to reduce bacteria pollution in Whatcom County.  At most meetings, a special topic and results of recent fecal coliform data is discussed.  Check out one of these meetings to engage with local citizens and learn about water quality.

Host a Workshop or Event

Please contact or call (360)733.8307 for rental rates and information. 

Location & Directions

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 of Broadway and the stairs behind the RE Store.

Lee First,
Dec 23, 2014, 11:35 AM
Wendy Steffensen,
Sep 16, 2014, 1:11 PM
Lee First,
Oct 1, 2014, 1:48 PM
Lee First,
Sep 24, 2014, 2:30 PM
Lee First,
Oct 1, 2014, 1:50 PM
Wendy Steffensen,
Feb 6, 2015, 4:06 PM
Peter Frazier,
Sep 16, 2014, 3:39 PM
Lee First,
Mar 26, 2015, 11:55 AM