Field Friday – Kelsey
Friday, July 8th (9:00am – 3:00pm)
Join WLT staff and Volunteer Land Stewards for a day of removing blackberry and English holly! The Kelsey property is WLT’s second ever donated property and is bisected by Butler Creek. Removing invasive species will allow recently planted native plants to grow.
Suggested Tools: Loppers and or hand clippers, and a shovel.
What to Expect: Walking on uneven ground for a half mile, using hand tools to cut blackberry and holly, and digging with a shovel.
Directions: From Bellingham, head north on Interstate-5, take the exit for Grandview Rd (Exit 266), turn left onto Grandview Road (WA-548N) toward Custer, travel approximately 3.5 miles and turn left onto North Star Road. After 1.4 miles, the gravel driveway to access the property will be on the right shortly after crossing the unmarked Butler Creek. Please look for our purple WLT sign! Drive all the way down the driveway and look for WLT staff to help with parking.
RSVP: To RSVP, please click here to fill out the google form associated with this project. Each person attending will need to fill out the form separately.
What are Field Fridays?
Want to spend some time with the Stewardship Team and learn a bit more about land trust conservation sites? Sign up for a Field Friday adventure generally held on the first Friday of the month. These are working days, and are more difficult than our shorter work parties. Volunteers should be prepared for all weather conditions and have tough, weather appropriate footwear and outerwear ready to traverse rugged, uneven terrain. Volunteers will have the opportunity to visit parts of properties rarely seen by the public, learn about Whatcom Land Trust’s stewardship goals and processes, and participate in restoration and land management activities. Children are not recommended for Field Fridays as these events are longer and more strenuous. Anyone under 17 must have a parent or guardian present.
RSVP is required to participate on these Field Fridays as space is limited and the schedule may change due to weather. Because we plan our activities around the volunteers expected and often have a waitlist, we must receive 48 hours’ notice for any cancellations. Transportation may not be provided, and volunteers may need to provide their own transportation.
Please pack a lunch, water, weather appropriate layers, boots, and rain gear. If you are able, please also bring your own gloves and tools; extras will only be provided by staff upon request. The week prior to the event, staff will email you with additional details on what to expect and what tools will be needed.
Please meet staff on the property at 9:00am, and the work will be done by 3:00pm with a lunch break. As many Field Fridays are in remote portions of the property, we ask that you stay for the entire duration of the Field Friday and do not leave early unless approved prior. A yearly liability waiver is required to be submitted electronically or by mail beforehand.
Capacity: Each Field Friday is limited in size.
RSVP Required: Please click on the name of the event that you are interested in attending and fill out the associated form. Each person attending must fill out the form separately. Please visit the Field Friday page on our website to find the sign up links!
Masks: You are required to have a face covering on you at all times, but you are not required to wear it while working outside and well over 6 feet away from others. If riding in a WLT vehicle, facemasks are required.
Tools & Gloves: Please bring your own if you are able; staff will only bring extra upon request.
Water & Snacks: Please bring water, snacks, and a lunch to keep you fueled and hydrated throughout the day.
Feeling Sick?: Stay home if you feel any illness symptoms or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19! It takes all of us to keep everyone safe.
Questions: Please feel free to email our Volunteer Coordinator, Abby Weaver, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The safety of our volunteers and community remain our highest priority. If you have tested positive for COVID-19, have any symptoms of illness, or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you MUST stay home even if you have already RSVP’d. Please bring your own tools and gloves if you are able, though staff will bring extra only upon request.
Liability waivers need to be filled out prior to volunteering with Whatcom Land Trust. The liability waiver is good for the remainder of the calendar year (January – December), and a new one will need to be filled out each year after. Both electronic copies and printed copies will be accepted.
If you are 17 years of age or older, simply fill out the adult liability waiver below.
Adult Liability Form
Minor Liability Form
How to fill out these forms if a volunteer is under 17 years old:
– If the volunteer is under 13, a parent will need to sign both the adult liability form and the minor addendum form.
– If the volunteer is between 13 and 17 years of age, the teenager will sign the adult liability waiver, and a parent will need to sign the minor addendum form.