October 26th is ‘Make a Difference Day‘!
Join us! along this beautiful stretch of Tenmile Creek as we plant native trees & shrubs to create a buffer along a newly restored section of the creek. Meet at 9am-12pm – look for the NSEA signs on E. Hemmi Road, just east of Hannegan.
This beautiful spot is adjacent to agricultural lands and home to salmon, birds and an incredible view of Mt. Baker. And we are happy to co-sponsor this event with our partners Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) and Whatcom Conservation District (WCD). NSEA provides tools & gloves – all you have to do is wear sturdy shoes & weather-appropriate clothing. Snacks courtesy of The Bagelry & the Community Food Co-Op. Coffee provided thanks to NSEA’s official coffee sponsor, Tony’s Coffee.
This is a continuation of the work we helped with for Earth Day in April, and a great continuing example of restoration potential in this multi-use area of our county. This past summer, the county redirected the creek into an original section of its channel, while installing a new, larger road culvert under E. Hemmi to alleviate local flooding.
Join us – we will be there with our display table – mud-boots, work gloves & all!
And, to learn more about the benefits of stream-side buffers, don’t miss our program…
Nov 13: our Tenmile Clean Water Project meeting, 6:30-8pm, at Bellewood Acres Farmstead & Brewery. Program: Aneka Sweeney from the Whatcom Conservation District will present:
Streamside Buffers: How trees help our watershed.
Q&A will follow.