Calling all birders and beachcombers! Join us on Saturday, June 6, for a low-tide walk and nature exploration at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve.
The community is invited to join Whatcom Land Trust and the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee for an event titled “What’s the Point?” from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve.
Naturalists with North Cascades Audubon Society, Koma Kulshan Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society and more will be stationed along the wooded wetland trail. Marine life specialists will be on the beach providing information about plants and animals in the reserve’s intertidal zone.
Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve is one of six aquatic reserves established by Washington State Department of Natural Resources in an effort to protect state-owned aquatic lands of significant natural value.
The 54-acre Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve lies within the Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve. Whatcom Land Trust acquired Point Whitehorn in 2007 through a complex land trade with B.C. Hydro and Trillium Corp., then later sold it to Whatcom County Parks & Recreation. The Land Trust holds a conservation easement over the property, ensuring its protection forever.