Published on Thu, Jun 28, 2007
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Group starts local mom support group

A new local non-profit group headed by Blaine resident Becca Crossno aims to help moms in the Blaine and Birch Bay area find resources to be better parents. The group is looking for volunteer organizers to meet during the summer and plan for events. Dakota Creek Community Center has donated space for meetings to begin this fall.

For more information, call Becca Crossno at 306-5667 or visit

Birch Bay watershed volunteer training tonight

Cascadia Consulting Group, a consultant working with Whatcom County and the Marine Resources Committee (MRC) has scheduled a training session for volunteer tour leaders as part of a larger shellfish enhancement project for Birch Bay.

Volunteers will lead mudflat tours in Birch Bay this summer in an effort to help watershed residents and visitors to the area gain a greater understanding of the area.

The training seminar is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28 at Birch Bay State Park. Volunteers will be asked to attend the training and lead one tour now through September. For more information, call 715-7450.

Congratulations Timber Ridge students!

Two Blaine students graduated from Timber Ridge alternative school this year. They are Vanessa Marie Martinez-Pedegron, 17, shown here with Timber Ridge teacher Liz Isaly, l., and principal Joe Hattrick, and Daniel Kovalenko, also 17.

By Tara Nelson