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Whatcom County, like many areas in the NW, is blessed with a rich diversity of lakes, rivers, farms and forests. All are vital to our way of life and sense of place. From marine estuaries to wildlife and wetland conservation to habitat restoration, this special 25-mile adventure will be a bike into the world of Land Trusts, Conservation Easements, and Community Partnerships. Visit showcase examples of lowland and coastal shoreline preservation. Meet with the people, organizations, and partnerships that promote land stewardship. Discover how we can preserve and protect wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural, and open space lands to assure the health of these rich and vibrant resources for generations to come. Finish this enriching day with a special happy hour and oyster tasting event hosted by Semiahmoo Resort and Mark Seymour, co-owner of Drayton Harbor Oysters!

Trip Highlights
Bike along the picturesque Birch Bay and through rural agricultural landscapes.
Learn first-hand about conservation easements, land acquisition and the protection and restoration of critical ecosystems and habitat.
Visit Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve. An aquatic reserve with extensive saltwater shoreline and intact forested wetland.
Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch as you gaze out over the spectacular bay, eel grass and if lucky curious seals – all under watchful eagle eyes soaring above!
Visit California Creek & Drayton Harbor. A project to restore and protect coastal wetlands & the marine estuary.
Meet and exchange with Whatcom Land Trust staff and volunteers.
Learn about the cultural history of the most NW corner of the United States.
Explore opportunities to volunteer & support local Land Trusts anywhere in the U.S.
End the day with a special happy hour event hosted by Drayton Harbor Oysters at Semiahmoo Resort.

Estuaries to Oysters