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Happy Valley Work Party

Join the Happy Valley Neighborhood Association for a Work Party to continue restoring an undeveloped Right-of-Way on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Members will help in spreading wood chips, weeding and installing wire cages to protect trees from deer.

Snacks and beverages provided!

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday June 8, 2024; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: 27th St. R.O.W at Durbin Dr.
  • Bring: gloves, shovel, hori horis, wheelbarrow
  • Wear: sturdy boots and weather appropriate clothing

 

About the 27th St. R.O.W

The 27th St. is an undeveloped Right of Way located between Durbin Dr. and Douglas Ave. in the Happy Valley Neighborhood. The Right of Way is a citizen led project and green space creation with a connector trail. It is open to the public and maintained by the neighborhood. It has been planted with native conifers and understory plants. It is a well used path and accessible green space for the community.

Happy Valley Earth Day Work Party

Join the Happy Valley Neighborhood Association for a Work Party to restore an undeveloped Right-of-Way on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Members will help in removing invasive plant species, installing cardboard sheet mulch, spreading wood chips and planting native plants.

Warm drinks and snacks provided

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday April 20, 2024; 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Where: Larrabee Ave right-of-way at 21st St.
  • Bring: gloves, shovel, pruning shears, hori horis, wheelbarrow
  • Wear: sturdy boots (the ground is wet and you’ll be digging), weather appropriate clothing

 

About the R.O.W

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.