WLT hosts and participates in a number of events throughout the year, including tours, classes, fundraisers, book signings and, of course, work parties. Visit our Stewardship page for detailed work party information.

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Upcoming Events


What’s the Point?

There’s nothing better than a cool splash of water on a hot day! Come join us for our annual event at the seashore. You’ll find yourself surrounded by Whatcom County naturalists eager to share their excitement about everything tidal: the creatures and currents; kelps and seaweed; geology; flying, floating, swimming and burrowing wildlife and the simple joy a summer day at low tide can bring.

During low tide, naturalists familiar with intertidal creatures and seaweeds, birds, native plants and local geology will answer questions and lead guided tours along Point Whitehorn Beach, an extraordinary stretch of shoreline teeming with wildlife.
What’s the Point?

FREE Event for the whole family sponsored by Whatcom Land Trust
& Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee

Low tide walk and nature exploration at Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve

Saturday June 24th, 2017

Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve

10 AM to 2 PM

Low tide is -3.1′ at 12:05

Expect 3/4-mile walk to beach with steep trail and stairs at very end. Then, you’ll walk over cobbles and rounded rocks to see the exposed sandy beach at low tide.

Water, outdoor gear, sturdy shoes—and if you pack it in please pack trash out.

Take I-5 Exit 266 and drive west on Grandview Road for 8.5 miles. Follow the road as it curves left and becomes Koehn Road. Continue 1/2 mile to the parking lot on the left.

For more information contact: Kim Clark, Cherry Point
Aquatic Reserve Citizen Stewardship Committee.

Recent Events


Enjoy a photo tour of the May 20 spring benefit here.


Dear Friends of Whatcom Land Trust,

Thank you to all who attended for coming together to celebrate our shared love for Whatcom County’s lands at our ‘Stories from the Great Outdoors’ benefit. You helped to make a beautiful evening extra special, memorable and SO much fun!

You will be pleased to learn your your collective generosity exceeded expectations and together we netted over $109,000. You will see your generosity at work net time you walk through Stimpson Family preserve or visit your favorite Trust property over the coming months and year. THANK YOU!

What’s your story of the great outdoors. For inspiration and to help you discover your story of connection to the land we love, we offer Pacific Northwest poet David Wagoner’s poem ‘Lost’:

Stand Still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you

Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,

And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,

Must ask permission to know it and be known.

The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,

I have made this place around you.

If you leave it, you may come back again, saying Here.

No two trees are the same to Raven.

No two branches are the same to Wren.

If what a tree or bush doe is lost on you,

You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows

Where you are. You must let it find you.

If you were not able to join us you can still help support the event by sending a check to PO Box 6131, Bellingham, WA  98227 or make an online donation here. THANK YOU for your continued support! Together we will continue to protect, conserve and restore the lands of Whatcom County that we all love.

For more information, contact Jill Clark, Development Director at 360-746-3423 or