Saturday, May 21st (9am – Noon)
This work party has been canceled due to high water levels in the wetlands.
The Harrison property is five acres with 500 feet of frontage along Kendall Creek, an important salmon spawning stream. Multiple birds utilize the property for nesting and foraging. Planting water loving species will help restore the wetlands along Kendall Creek.
Suggested Tools: Shovel, gloves, and extra gloves.
What to expect: Walking a short distance on uneven ground, digging holes for plants with a shovel, removing plants from pots.
Directions: Drive east on Mt. Baker Highway to Kendall. Turn left and travel west on Kendall Road and park at Kendall Elementary School in the western side of the parking lot, closest to Eason Rd. We will walk to the property together from there.
Work Parties are a great way to make a difference while learning about properties that contain important ecological benefits and how we protect those special places. These events are generally held on Saturday mornings in the Spring and Fall from 9am to noon, allowing just a few hours out of your day and keeping the remainder of your weekend free! All ages are certainly welcome, and families are highly encouraged to join us.
The safety of our volunteers and community remain our highest priority. We are limiting each work party in size, so an RSVP will be required prior to each work party. All volunteers are required to have a face covering on them at all times, though it is not required to be worn while working outside if well over six feet away from others. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 30 days, have any symptoms of illness, or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 2-3 weeks, 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.
Please understand that if you choose to participate in a work party, you do so at your own risk. While these precautions may reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19, that risk still exists. By choosing to volunteer, you are knowingly and accepting the risk of contracting COVID-19.
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.
Capacity: Each work party is limited in size to allow for safe distancing.
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 work party 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.
Tools & Gloves: Please bring your own if you are able; staff will only bring extra upon request.
Water & Snacks: We will have a water cooler and hot coffee and water for tea. Please bring a reusable water bottle and enough snacks to keep you fueled throughout the event.
Feeling Sick?: Stay home if you feel any illness symptoms or think you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the last 2-3 weeks! It takes all of us to keep everyone safe.
Questions: Please feel free to email our Volunteer Coordinator, Abby Weaver, email@example.com.