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A half-dozen pigeon guillemots dropped from sandstone perches on Chuckanut Island and flew south toward Pleasant Bay, their wingbeats an arm’s length above the water. Nine humans followed their course in kayaks, crossing a breezy reach toward a pocket-beach refuge on the southeast shore of Governors Point. The guillemots were nesting summer residents, the humans …

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Celebrating Pride Month! Learn about some amazing organizations doing work at the intersection of sustainability and LGBTQ+ issues below: Out There Adventures Out There Adventures is a nonprofit organization that works to foster positive identity development and empowerment for young LGBTQ+ people through experiential outdoor learning activities. They believe that every young person deserves the …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WHATCOM LAND TRUST ACHIEVES FUNDING GOAL FOR SKOOKUM II ACQUISITION WITH $1.25M FROM COUNTY Bellingham, WA. (June 1st, 2021) –  The Whatcom County Council approved $1.25 million in Conservation Futures funding for the Whatcom Land Trust’s Skookum II acquisition. With this contribution from the County the Land Trust has met its fundraising …

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This past March, I had the immense pleasure of spending six-and-a-half hours running through one of my favorite landscapes as part of the Chuckanut 50k. It takes a lot of hard work to prepare for something like this. A lot of evenings, early mornings, and weekends getting outside and running on days when you might …

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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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