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Published on Wed, Aug 19, 2009
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Amtrak offers second train to Vancouver

Beginning August 19, those wishing to travel to Vancouver, B.C. by train can have two daily trains from which to choose.

Amtrak Cascades is now offering a second daily round-trip train from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C., a long-awaited service that will run at least through the 2010 Winter Olympics in February in Vancouver.

The new train will also be convenient for travelers from Portland who will be able to get to Vancouver on one train. Previously there was a lengthy delay and train change in Seattle.

Volunteers needed to nurture trees

The Chums of Terrell Creek are looking for volunteers to nurture seedling trees in the Birch Bay area. These sprouts are destined for give-away next year to property owners in the Terrell Creek watershed. A work party is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 22 at A Lot of Trees at 7568 Birch Bay Drive. Volunteers should bring work gloves and a hoe or other weeding tool. For more information, call 371-5312.

Event offers glimpse of live birds of prey

Those wanting to catch a glimpse of live birds of prey will want to check out Birch Bay State Park’s Hunters of the Sky program on Saturday, August 29 at Birch Bay State Park.

The volunteers at Sardis Raptor Center show seven birds of prey including a golden eagle. The evening is full of laughter and education. Anatomy of flight and raptor’s role in the environment will be discussed.
Individuals should bring a chair and a camera. For more information, visit the Friends of Birch Bay State Park website at

Blaine high school seeks C volleyball coach

Blaine high school is seeking a “C” volleyball coach for the 2009-2010 school year. For more information, call Steve Miller at 332-6045.