Published on Thu, Jan 1, 2009
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Birch Bay Steering Committee meeting January 7

Those interested in learning more about the future of transportation in Birch Bay may want to check out the next meeting of the Birch Bay Steering Committee.

The committee has scheduled its next meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, January 7 at the Birch Bay Bible Community Church at 5039 Jackson Road in Birch Bay.

The meeting will include a presentation by staff from Whatcom County planning and development services of an amendment to the Birch Bay community plan as well as a question and answer period for audience members.

The plan will be heard by Whatcom County Council members at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 13 at the council chambers in Bellingham. For more information, visit

Plant your live Christmas tree

Residents looking for an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their Christmas tree may want to consider donating it for planting.
The Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and the Chums of Terrell Creek will be available from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 10 to accept live Christmas trees for planting.

The trees will help strengthen the salmon habitat by creating clean air and holding soil in place that could otherwise wash into streams and rivers, suffocating salmon and their fry.

Individuals can bring their Christmas trees to the salmon habitat restoration site on Jackson Road in Birch Bay to be planted along the banks of Whatcom County creeks.

For more information on donating your live Christmas tree, call or email Lindsay Taylor at 715-0283 x112 or

Parks district offers new
painting, belly dance classes

Northwest Park and Recreation District 2 is offering two new classes to its 2009 program schedule.

Beginning in January, the district will offer a beginning and intermediate watercolor painting class taught by Northwest artist Nancy Grisby and a belly dancing class taught by Anysse Rayne, owner of Golden Goddess Belly Dance, and a former teacher in White Rock and Blaine.

Grisby’s watercolor class is scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays from January 8 to February 26 at the United Church of Christ at 885 4th Street in Blaine. Cost is $96 and does not include supplies.

Rayne’s belly dancing class is scheduled from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesdays from January 13 to March 3 at the Sage Butterfly studio at 4880 Beachcomber Way, unit G04 in Birch Bay. Cost is $50.

For more information or to register, call 656-64166 or visit