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Posted on: May 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Join Us for a Fun Volunteer Celebration and Beach Cleanup in Birch Bay with Giveaways

Low tides, free parking, guided naturalist beach walks, and free popsicles are just a few of the exciting things happening at Birch Bay State Park for the “Watershed Watchers: Day at the Beach” event from noon to 3pm on Saturday, June 12! Join Whatcom Conservation District (WCD) and Birch Bay Watershed & Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District to celebrate and appreciate current and new volunteers in the Birch Bay Watershed Watchers program, while enjoying a summer day at the beach.

BBWARM launched the Watershed Watchers volunteer program in 2017 to increase community engagement with stormwater and water quality issues in Birch Bay. This program provides concerned citizens and environmental stewards with opportunities to reduce stormwater impacts and protect water quality in the Birch Bay and Terrell Creek watersheds. For more information, visit involved/Watershed-Watchers.

If you are a current Watershed Watcher volunteer, stop by the event tent for your appreciation gift! If you are interested in getting involved, join us on the beach to learn more and meet the program coordinators and other volunteers. There will be trash grabbers, gloves, and bags available for anyone interested in helping with a beach clean-up.

Guided naturalist walks for small groups will be offered periodically throughout the day from 12-3pm by local beach stewards. Summer low tides provide a great opportunity to explore the diversity of life in the tide flats. Wear clothing and shoes you don’t mind getting wet and dirty. Refreshing popsicles from West Coast Pops will be available first come, first served! So grab your water, shoes, and sun hats and join us for a Day at the Beach.

View photos of past beach cleanups and Watershed Watcher volunteers.

For more information, contact:

Kate Rice, Whatcom County Public Works, (360)778-6302, [email protected]

Aneka Sweeney, Whatcom Conservation District, (360) 526-2381 x103, [email protected] 

Beach cleanup collage


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