Hello Happy Valley!

Happy Valley Earth Day Work Party
The Larrabee Avenue R.O.W. is an undeveloped Right of Way (ROW), located between 21 st and 22 nd St. in the Happy Valley neighborhood. This section of ROW has a small water quality/stormwater pond and trail on it that is maintained by the City.  It is a forested wetland ecosystem, and the project recognized by Bellingham’s Bee City U.S.A. Native plants have been planted at the site in a pollinator mound and hedgerow for the last four years to attract pollinators, The site is a well-used urban wildlife habitat, including ducks in the pond, in addition to multiple species of birds.
– Join the Happy Valley Neighborhood Association for a Work Party to restore an undeveloped Right-of-Way
– We’ll be removing invasive plant species, installing cardboard sheet mulch, spreading wood chips, and planting native plants
– Warm drinks and snacks provided
When: Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Larrabee Ave right-of-way at 21 st St.
Bring: Gloves, Shovel, Pruning shears, Hori horis, wheelbarrow
Wear: Sturdy boots, the ground is wet and you will be digging.
Weather appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry.

Southside Community Meal–“Building Community One Meal at a Time”*
The Happy Valley Neighborhood Association and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church partner to provide a monthly “homemade” meal. Gather with and get to know your neighbors. Everyone is invited, and the meal is free.
Menu: Lasagna, salad, bread
*Bring a dessert to share!
When: April 21 st from 5 – 6:30 pm
Where: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave. Bellingham**
** If you are interested in volunteering to do food prep, serve food, clean-up and/or donate food or money, contact the church office at (360) 733-6749 or Wendy Scherrer at (360)319-9518 bluegreen.northwest@gmail.com
Thank you for taking an active role in food safety
REMEMBER: YOU are the most important ingredient in safe food!
Never work when you are sick. Stay home if you feel sick. Sick food workers can spread germs to food, surfaces, utensils, and other people.
Wash your hands well and when needed in the handwashing sink. Wear gloves when handling food and utensils.
Don’t touch ready to eat food with bare hands.
Keep food hot or cold. Cook food to the right temperature.
Keep food hot or cold. Cool hot food quickly.
Keep raw meat away from other food.
Clean and sanitize food equipment and keep your facility clean.

Reverse Opioid Overdose with Naloxone/Narcan
Whatcom County EMS training specialist Steve Cohen will make a presentation on how to recognize an opioid overdose and administer fast-acting naloxone/Narcan. Use of naloxone/Narcan does not require medical experience. It’s easy to administer and could save a life.
-What is an opioid
-Signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
-What is naloxone/Narcan and how to administer it
-Statistics on opioid overdoses in Whatcom County
-Q & A period
When: Tuesday, May 14, 7 PM – 8 PM
Where: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1720 Harris Ave.
Who: This presentation is free and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to join us.

For more information visit– https://sites.google.com/view/happy-valley-neighborhood-asso/