On August 15, Whatcom Land Trust stewardship director Jennifer Mackey led public officials on a tour along the newly created trail near California Creek. The recently acquired property was mowed and weeds were removed to make way for the trail. The Whatcom Land Trust has plans to develop a kayak launch in addition to the trailhead. From l., Ted Morris (Whatcom Land Trust interim volunteer coordinator and BBBPRD2 director), Sheli Moore (BBBPRD2 commissioner), Luanne Van Werven (Washington state representative, 42nd district), Barry Wenger (Raven’s Eye Environmental Consulting owner), Caitlin Guthrie (The Conservation Fund associate director), Kaylee Galloway (community liaison for congresswoman Suzan DelBene), Rich Bowers (Whatcom Land Trust executive director), Sharon Shewmake (Washington state representative, 42nd district), Nick Norton (Washington Association of Land Trusts executive director), Jennifer Mackey (Whatcom Land Trust stewardship director), Michael Penuelas (legislative assistant for rep. Shewmake), Betsy Robblee (Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition outreach and policy manager) and Gabe Epperson (Whatcom Land Trust conservation director).
Photo by Kira Erickson