This week… is Water Week! Tours, talks, stories – and SeaFeast

water week posterWhat you see here only scratches the surface, so for the whole lineup and to learn more, check out the whole schedule at the Water Week website here.

But here’s a teaser selection:
Tue thru Thu: Multiple library story times.
Wed & Thu: Multiple tours of municipal water & sewer facilities in Lynden & Bellingham.
Wed & Thu: stream tours, two in Bellingham and one on Maple Creek outside Maple Falls.
Thursday: a Whatcom Museum special exhibit.
Saturday: guided salmon sighting on 2 creeks.

And for some special highlights….

equine field day

Thu, Sep 19th: Okay, it’s not officially part of Water Week, but it’s very much about helping to protect water quality in our streams. As part of the continuing Speaker Series, the Whatcom Conservation District presents:
Equine Health: Are you winter ready?
6-8pm; RSVP for location.

Thu, Sep 19th, 6-8:30pm: Seize this special opportunity to hear from many of the water experts – both residents & professionals – in our community:
Shared Waters, Challenges & Solutions: Short talks that might just change how you look at water.’
Explore the status of water for fish and people, why it matters, and possible solutions to address challenges for meeting these needs.  Light refreshments available. Register here for this free event. Find program details here.

Sat & Sun, Sep 21/22: SeaFeast closes out the week. ‘Come Eat & Play. A memorable gathering for family and friends, providing education, fun & food of the surrounding bay and straits.’  Admission is FREE.
Two locations: ​Squalicum Harbor both days, plus Downtown Bellingham on Saturday & Zuanich Point Park on Sunday. Find information here.

Finally, looking ahead:
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.

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