Here is a preview of the many events relevant to our watershed that will be occurring in September. And on each Monday of the month, we will be offering details of those coming soon. Finally, if you know of others that we missed, let us know so we can include them!
Sep 5: WCD Speaker Series, Soil Health on the Dairy Farm , 10am-Noon; RSVP for location
Sep 7 & 8: Whatcom County Farm Tour, 10am-4pm each day, at more than a dozen locations, including these in the Tenmile area: Appel Farms; Growing Veterans; Bellewood Acres; and most important to us, Matheson Farms, where we will have our Tenmile Clean Water Project table display to help welcome visitors. Thanks to the Matheson family for hosting the tour – and us!
Sep 11: our Tenmile Clean Water Project meeting, 6:30-8pm, at Bellewood Acres Farmstead & Brewery. Member & guest speaker Kirsten McDade will describe the Water Reporter program to track pollution in our waterways.
Sep 12: WCD Speaker Series, Renewable Energy for the Farm, 6-8pm, Breckenridge Blueberries, Everson.
Sep 14-22: Whatcom Water Weeks, multiple events over 2 weekends, including the Chum Run (9/14); salmon sightings; shoreline cleanups; two (!!) municipal water treatment tours; library storytimes; an important ‘ted-talk’-style program of “Short talks that just might change how you look at water” (9/19; details in pdf file here; register here); and Bellingham SeaFeast (9/21 & 22).
Sep 19: WCD Speaker Series, Equine Health: Are you winter ready?; 6-8pm; RSVP for location.
Oct 15: WCD Speaker Series, Farm Funding Opportunities, 6-8 pm Ferndale WECU
Oct 28: Tenmile Creek Workday, 9am-noon; we return to the site of our Earth Day event this year near Reither Elementary school, with partners WCD & NSEA.
Oct 29: Septic System Homeowner Training, 6-8pm, Ferndale WECU
Nov 13: our Tenmile Clean Water Project meeting , 6:30-8pm, at Bellewood Acres Farmstead & Brewery. Our guest speaker, WCD’s Aneka Sweeney, will explain how stream buffers can help improve water quality.