Published on Thu, Mar 20, 2008
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Deadline for beach watcher program is March 27

The WSU Whatcom Extension’s Watershed Master / Beach Watcher is accepting applications for its April session.

The program begins April 1 and space is limited. Tuition is $50. To apply, contact Cheryl Lovato Niles at or 676-6736. Applications must be received no later than March 27.

Series to discuss green building

The Building Industry Association has scheduled a series of educational tours and workshops for those interested in learning more about their Built Green program and green building in general.

On March 31, Don Sullivan of Ferndale’s Sullivan Plumbing will discuss and demonstrate tankless water heaters. Admission is no cost and lunch will be provided.

Their final event in the series is a builder breakfast with Ron Jones, editorial director of Green Builder Magazine, who will be discussing green building guidelines and the regulatory environment from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 11 at the Squalicum Boathouse. Cost is $10 for members, $25 for non-members.

For more information or to register for the events, call 671-4247.

Marine committee schedules slideshow

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee has scheduled a slideshow presentation about observations and interpretations along Whatcom County’s recreational shoreline. The presentation is scheduled for the second floor conference room of the Whatcom County Civic Center, 322 N. Commercial Street, in Bellingham, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Doug Stark, coordinator of the RE Sources Beach Naturalist program, will guide a virtual tour from the rocky Chuckanuts to sandy Semiahmoo, highlighting what’s physically and biologically unique about these and various points in between. For more information, contact Mark Herrenkohl at 319-0721 or Whatcom County Public Works at 715-7450. The event is free and open to the public.

Car wash to benefit choir trip

The Blaine high school chamber choir has scheduled a car-wash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the corner of H and Mitchell streets.

The car wash is sponsored by the Blaine Fine Arts Association (BFAA) and will raise money for the choir group’s trip to San Francisco in May.

By Tara Nelson