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Oil refinery safety for workers and the environment

Online (Zoom)

Join refinery workers and environmental advocates to learn about proposed improvements to oil refinery safety rules and how you can support safer conditions for all! Register on Zoom Together with speakers from BlueGreen Alliance, Evergreen Islands, and United Steelworkers, RE Sources will host an informational webinar at 6pm on August 9, where the press and […]

Rally to protect WA’s mature forests

The leaders who direct the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) are coming to Bellingham for a two-day retreat — so we're organizing a big rally to demonstrate community support for protecting mature legacy forests on public land! You'll hear elected officials and community leaders from across western Washington speak about the importance of conserving these […]

Bellingham waterfront cleanup site tour: I&J Waterway

34 Bellwether Way 34 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA, United States

Join us for a tour of the I&J Waterway cleanup site! This site along Bellingham's waterfront has been used by timber mills, an olivine rock crushing facility, and a seafood processing plant, which left contaminated sediments threatening marine life and our community’s health. You can access a fact sheet and see how to comment on this […]


Beach cleanup @ Gulf Road (Int’l Coastal Cleanup day!)

Gulf Road beach 4601-4609 Gulf Rd, Ferndale, WA, United States

Since the annual International Coastal Cleanup began over 30 years ago, more than 17 million volunteers have collected more than 348 million pounds of trash. Be part of this awesome legacy! Join us for a cleanup on Saturday, September 16th from 10:00am–12:00pm at the end of Gulf Road near the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve (map) RSVP here Bagels […]

The Health of our Endangered Southern Resident Orcas

Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship 1207 Ellsworth Street, Bellingham, WA, United States

Join Deborah Giles, Research Director at Wild Orca, and her scent detection dog, Eba, for an in-person presentation about their one-of-a-kind orca research methods. Learn how the Wild Orca research team monitors Southern Resident Killer Whales’ health using the superpower of a dog’s nose to remain further away from the whales they monitor, making their research […]

*FULL* Future Forests: A walk in the woods with RE Sources

Samish Overlook, Bow, WA, United States

This event is full — please check out our other events or email Alex if you would like to join the waitlist at Have you ever wondered if there are alternatives to clearcut logging? Can our forests produce wood products while still fostering biodiversity, forest health, and climate resilience? Join local forest policy expert […]


**FULL** Leave it to Beavers: The Science of Making a Wetland

RE Sources 2309 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, United States

There are no more seats for this event — make sure you are getting our email updates for future events!  Join Shawn Behling, Assistant Furbearer Biologist with the WA Department of Fish & Wildlife, to learn about riparian restoration and the relationships between beavers and salmon. Shawn will also discuss WDFW's Beaver Relocation Permit Program, which is […]

Water & Watersheds: Water 101 (K-2nd grade teachers)

RE Sources 2309 Meridian St, Bellingham, WA, United States

2 STEM clock hours for attending, 1 for implementation. In this water 101 workshop, educators will learn activities that help students understand the complications of water — as a liquid, as a vapor, salt or fresh, and how precious it is. The course’s activities will support multiple NGSS, ELA and SEL standards. Teachers will be […]

Protect the best, Restore the rest: Managing forests for a climate-changed future

Academic Instructional Center West — WWU campus 259-333 21st St, Bellingham, WA, United States

When: Thursday, November 16th at 4:30pm Where: Western Washington University, Academic Instructional West building Room 204. Map here. Zoom link available via the Alumni Association at if you cannot attend in person. Speaker: Alexander Harris, RE Sources Land & Water Policy Manager Ecological forest management is gaining traction across the Pacific Northwest as a way […]

Sustainability Social Hour at Structures Brewing

Structures Brewing 601 W Holly St, Bellingham, United States

Once upon a time, RE Sources hosted a recurring Green Drinks happy hour events so folks working in (or aspiring to work in) Whatcom County's environmental space could connect with and support one another. We're excited to share that we're teaming up with our friends at Peak Sustainability and Sustainable Connections to support a new […]


Beach Cleanup @ Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge

Bear Cat Brewing Company 7876 Birch Bay Dr #101, Blaine, WA, United States

Before the 41st annual Birch Bay Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's Day, we're holding a trash cleanup on the beach. Pick up beach cleanup supplies, free coffee, and chat with RE Sources and Surfrider at our table next to Beach Cat Brewing. Stay warm and help spruce up the shoreline while you wait for […]

Annual Cherry Point Science Forum — Hear from Salish Sea scientists

Online (Zoom)

At our annual Cherry Point Science Forum, we invite local researchers to talk about amazing research happening at Cherry Point in our backyard and the Salish Sea at large. This year’s theme is Protecting our Aquatic Reserves. The Cherry Point Science Forum is free and open to the public. It will be held virtually via Zoom […]