Want to do a trash cleanup on your own?
Take a self-guided tour of Bellingham’s waterfront
Any time! Grab your smartphone with Google Maps
Complete this scavenger hunt along the way for a chance to win $25 gift certificates to The RE Store!
There are 12 toxic cleanup sites along Bellingham Bay from over 100 years of industrial activity. Use this interactive map to explore their history and how they’re being cleaned up for future use.
Meet members of Whatcom County’s environmentally minded community, hear about upcoming sustainability-oriented events and opportunities, network, and try out delicious local brews. Hosted monthly at various local businesses and organizations, usually the first Wednesday of each month. Learn more.
Make the clean energy future happen today! Protect the Salish Sea and waters that flow into it! At our meetings, climate-conscious community members get the latest updates and plan actions for accelerating a just transition to a clean energy economy and stopping pollution in our Pacific Northwest home. Learn more.
Our Environmental Heroes Awards Banquet is held annually. Each year, we honor outstanding individuals who have been instrumental in protecting this natural world that surrounds us. Heroes are selected in May of each year. In 2021, our Environmental Heroes Awards event is taking place digitally on June 9th. Learn more.
Each year, our community shows up at Boundary Bay to support Community Jobs Training, a vocational training program that supports underserved workers. We’re strengthening our community by investing in those who need help the most. Join us each May for our annual benefit show, raffle and silent auction as we raise money to support our efforts to train displaced workers. Learn more.
Regular meetings and public participation opportunities
RE Sources scientists and policy experts engage in a number of public advisory groups, and we invite you to join us in advocating for good policies that protect communities and natural resources.
Join an engaged group of local environmental advocates and organizations that are working to protect and restore the Nooksack River watershed (also known as Water Resource Inventory Area 1 or WRIA 1). We meet monthly on the third Monday at 3:00 p.m. in RE Sources’ Community Library (map). All are welcome to join and participate so long as our group vision resonates with you: We envision a future Whatcom County where our community is unified in restoring and protecting a resilient ecosystem as our highest priority.
Questions? Want to join? Contact Karlee Deatherage at KarleeD@re-sources.org.
Forums are held twice yearly (Spring and Fall) to increase communication and collaboration across the food system, and to connect our richly diverse community organizations together to discuss important topics and strengthen our local food system. Learn more and contact Karlee at KarleeD@re-sources.org for ways to engage beyond attending the forum.
- Bellingham City Council: Usually meets every other Monday at 7:00 PM. See the City of Bellingham webpage for schedules and agendas.
- Whatcom County Council: Usually meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM. See the Whatcom County Council calendar for schedules and agendas.
- Sometimes, certain committees of the city and county councils have public meetings that are vital to attend. Make sure you’re receiving our e-newsletters to find out about opportunities to advocate for clean water, clean energy, and healthy communities locally.