Chums to hold Earth Day work party


Photo courtesy Aneka Sweeney

The Chums of Terrell Creek and the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) are marking Earth Day by working to sustain the natural beauty of Birch Bay.

The Chums and NSEA will be hosting a work party on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon along the banks of Terrell Creek. The purpose of the work is to restore the streamside habitat for salmon along the banks.

Workers will begin the preliminary work for a long-term project that will return native plants and shrubs to the banks, helping restore some of the creek’s natural beauty as well as the salmon’s habitat.

From noon to 2 p.m., organizers will offer a guided walking tour of the restoration site to help explain the full scope of the project.

All ages are welcome to the work party. Tools will be provided, but organizers ask participants to bring sturdy, closed-toed shoes, long pants that can get dirty and weather-appropriate clothes. The first few participants will get a free Earth Day T-shirt for their effort.

Shuttles will be available from the parking lot of the former Birch Bay Bible Church at 7309 Jackson Road. The location will be clearly marked with NSEA signs.

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