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Rain drizzles on the heads of eight blue poncho-clad Mount Baker Elementary students as they listen to Whatcom Land Trust Stewardship Assistant Danielle Taylor explain the concept of an invasive species. They’re at the Land Trust’s Harrison property as part of the North Cascades Institute’s Connections Program, which works to get students from the Blaine, …

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Earth Day is a day of celebration, protest, and action.The first Earth Day was held on April 22nd 1970, in many ways marking the beginning of the modern environmental movement. In the years leading up to this momentous occasion there had been growing public concern about the environment, after decades of increasing fossil fuel consumption, …

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Whatcom County is full of hidden treasures. Obvious ones include sweeping views of Bellingham Bay and the rushing waters of the Nooksack River. But there are also plenty of treasures to be discovered in the land and rock right under our feet. You just have to know where to look. “It’s fun to think about …

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Governors Point: A Gift to the Future This is a beautiful and inspiring story about Governors Point. The story was written by John D’Onofrio for the Cascadia Weekly.Read article here Governors Point: Finding Harmony on the Chuckanut Coast Another story about the history of Governors Point and the geological beauty of this treasure. The story …

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Charles Young (1864-1922) Charles Young was the first Black colonel in the United States army, and also a fierce protector of California’s Sequoia trees. Young was the first Black National Parks Superintendent, who dedicated much of his life to environmental preservation and was instrumental in protecting the great Sequoias. If you’ve ever taken a trip …

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This past year has been difficult for all of us. COVID-19 has kept us isolated, unable to connect with friends and family. In these stressful times, taking care of our physical health and mental health has never been more important. Research has shown that an effective way to help improve overall mental health is simply …

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Goodbye 2020! The new year is finally here; unfortunately the COVID-19 crisis continues to limit our gatherings and ability to be with friends and families. Nevertheless, there are many ways we can enjoy the lands we all love and that keep us connected with each other and with the natural world. Here in Whatcom County …

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We live in a changing world and every year we see the marks of those changes on the land around us. From devastating forest fires in the dry season to prolonged droughts, climate change is taking its toll. These effects are worldwide, but also hit close to home. Like many states, Washington has seen intense …

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Autumn is officially here, and this year the question on more people’s minds than ever before is where is our food coming from? When a trip to the grocery store has become an endeavour fraught with concern for our health, it’s time to think about what we are putting in our bodies. Access to fresh, …

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