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Whatcom Land Trust’s Virtual Spring Event

Thursday, April 22, 2021 | Earth Day

“Stories of Our Resilient Nature”

Online Auction: Open for bidding April 17 through April 23

We are excited to offer an online auction April 17 through April 23 featuring curated artworks, beer baskets, weekend getaways, kayak tours, and more! You won’t want to miss out!

Our Auction is now live! Click here to start your bidding now!

Open Art Walk: Our auction has a variety of beautiful artworks that you won’t want to miss! COVID conscious, in-person viewing of these works will be available at the Whatcom Land Trust office during the dates and times listed below (no appointment necessary):

Monday April 19 – 4pm-6:30pm 

Tuesday April 20 – 11am-2pm 

Wednesday April 21 – 11am-2pm

Thursday April 22 – 9am – 12pm

Live Stream Event: April 22, Earth Day! 7pm

We are looking forward to getting together with you virtually – to share
stories, an evening of gratitude and appreciation, and the Land Trust’s latest wins and upcoming projects.

Whatcom Land Trust is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: WLT Earth Week Livestream
Time: Apr 22, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 897 5972 6776
Passcode: 731356

Guest Speaker: Satpal Sidhu, Whatcom County Executive

Satpal will be speaking about his environmental initiatives and partnerships between Whatcom County and the Land Trust.

Here’s a preview of event activities:

Online Silent Auction bidding begins April 17. It’s fun, easy to use, and anyone can participate. Bidding closes at 7:00 pm on Friday, April 23.

Attend the virtual Livestream Event with our guest speaker Satpal Sidhu, Whatcom County Executive on April 22.

Satpal Sidhu is currently serving his first term as Whatcom County Executive. His past professional experience includes work as an engineer, project manager, business executive, educator and small business owner. He was recognized by two Washington State governors for his achievements in workforce development as Dean of Engineering & Trades at Bellingham Technical College.

Satpal grew up in India and spent some time working in Canada before moving to Whatcom County in 1988. He and his wife Mundir, married for 40 years, have lived in Lynden for 30 years. They have three grown sons who attended Meridian schools.

Additional speakers include Gabe Epperson, Whatcom Land Trust’s Executive Director, Jenn Mackey, Whatcom Land Trust Stewardship Director, and Lynne Givler, Whatcom Land Trust Board member.

There will be no fundraising during the livestream, but you won’t want to miss the Virtual Toast with Kulshan’s ‘Mother Earth IPA’ going on sale April 16th! A portion of the proceeds from every ‘Mother Earth IPA’ will directly benefit Whatcom Land Trust’s initiatives in the coming year.

> Raffle Info: We have over $200 in local gift cards that YOU could win! If you make a gift for the first time between now and April 23rd you will be automatically entered into our raffle drawing AND anyone who attends our live stream event on April 22nd will also be entered to win some of these fantastic prizes! 

Link to the Zoom event will be posted here on Monday, April 19th, or at least six hours prior to the 7pm event start time.

Prior to the event on Wednesday April 21st, Kulshan Brewery will be hosting a Pint Night at their K2 location to benefit Whatcom Land Trust. Be sure to stop by for a win-win of local beer and land conservation! 

Make a paddle raise gift before April 22. Write a check, make a qualified charitable distribution from your RMD, or give online here. 

The Stories of our Resilient Nature are becoming the new stories for our time. From daily neighborhood walks and garden tending to helping others in need at a time of social constraints, our new stories remind us of what it means to be human in the natural world today.

Stories of gratitude for the land. Gratitude for each other. Gratitude for community. Gratitude for all nature gives us today, tomorrow and into the future.

Stories connecting us with humility, grace and respect. We recognize this may be a difficult time for you, and that you, your friends, neighbors, and businesses may be struggling.

We also recognize that now, more than ever, is the time when we need to get out and express our appreciation for nature and the land. “We can never have enough of Nature,” said Thoreau and so many poets who helped us see hope, comfort and healing in the land during trying times.

We have set a goal to raise $100,000 and every $1 given through this online effort will create $16 in new land protections in the coming year. 

That means your $1,000 gifts creates $16,000 in new land protections for our community. THANK YOU!

Thank our event sponsors and underwriters, listed below. Better yet, we encourage you to give these businesses your business, knowing that you are supporting our local economy and local conservation efforts at the same time!

Event Sponsors: 

  • Mountain Veterinary Hospital
  • Brett McCandlis Brown Connor
  • Compass Real Estate
  • Chuckanut Builders
  • Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund
  • Barron Smith Daugert PLLC
  • Deborah Loober, CPA
  • Natural Systems Design 
  • Phillips 66
  • Whatcom Land Title
  • Carmichael Clark, P.S.
  • Bellingham Frameworks

Is your business/organization interested in showcasing your commitment to the lands we love here in Whatcom County? Consider sponsoring our Spring Benefit! See sponsorship options here, and submit you sponsorship commitment here. Contact Amanda, 360-746-3423, to discuss sponsorship opportunities in more detail.

If you have any questions about the online auction or livestream event, or if you would like to make a silent paddle raise gift before April 22, contact Amanda McKay at amanda@whatcomlandtrust.org and 360-746-3423.