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Celebrate the collective power of community with the City of Bellingham, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), and many other community partners for a volunteer work party in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, a federal holiday encouraging Americans to take an active role in improving their communities. The work party will take place on Saturday, January 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Little Squalicum Park.

Volunteers will restore habitat and improve water quality by planting native plants in and around the new Little Squalicum Estuary, an important shoreline habitat that the City began constructing in 2022 as a place for young salmon to grow before migrating to the ocean. This work party is a unique opportunity for the community to directly contribute to the final stages of the project’s construction.

Space at this event is limited and the estuary site will not be able to accommodate all volunteers. There will be additional work sites outside of the estuary. Registration is required to participate at https://cob.org/event/mlk2023. You will receive additional information via email after registering for the event.
This event will take place at Little Squalicum Park at 640 Marine Drive. The sign-in area will be in the Northeast section of the park. Due to construction of the estuary, the park can only be accessed from Bellingham Technical College and West Illinois.

Travel by bike or bus: Find your bike route at cob.org/bike and your bus route using the online trip planner at ridewta.com.

Travel by car: Carpooling is encouraged! Please park in the Bellingham Technical College Lower Lot parking lot, which you can access via 3006 West Illinois Street.

Contact
​Phone: (360) 778-​7105
Email: pkvolunteers@cob.org