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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Stewart Mountain Community Forest Riparian Reserve, RCO Grant Request by Whatcom Land Trust. Communications and Outreach Director Karen Parkerkarenparker@whatcomlandtrust.org Bellingham – The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO), Community Forests Program ranked our Stewart Mountain project at 8 out of 15 and will get funded if the Governor and Legislature fund the …

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Please help support our Annual Appeal November 2020 to February 2021 Our Resilient Nature, Our Resilient Community The COVID-19 virus is taking its toll on the health and well-being of our community, country and world. We are deeply concerned, and are working to support our local service agencies, and reflect on what we as a …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Conservation Alliance Grant Helps Protect 1,000 Additional Acres of Skookum Creek Wildlife Corridor Press Contact: Jill Clark, Philanthropy Directorjill@whatcomlandtrust.org/ 360-746-3423 Bellingham, WA. (October 20, 2020) –  Whatcom Land Trust received a $45,000 grant from The Conservation Alliance to help fund the permanent protection of an additional 1,000 acres in the Skookum Creek Wildlife Corridor. …

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Our vision of transforming California Creek Estuary into a park is getting closer! The first of the parcels of land that will eventually become the park was transferred from Whatcom Land Trust ownership to the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2, with the second parcel hopefully to be transferred by the end of October. …

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These last few months have been uncertain for everyone, and required us all to make changes in our lives. Due to COVID-19, Whatcom Land Trust’s regular Work Parties and Field Fridays were no longer safe, as they required large groups of people to gather. Much of the planting and stewardship the Land Trust does relies …

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