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


Whatcom Water Weeks

September 22, 2017

As part of Whatcom Water Weeks, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will be offering a wetland tour at Whatcom Land Trust’s Fenton Nature Reserve on September 22, 2017. You’ll get the opportunity to learn more about the ecological functions of a wetland from a local wetlands ecologist, the North Sound Baykeeper, and a Whatcom Land Trust Steward of the property. For more information and to reserve a spot, please go to



Recent Events


Join Whatcom Land Trust and Wild & Scenic River Tours on Saturday, August 12 for a float down the North Fork of the Nooksack River! Join river enthusiasts and Whatcom Land Trust staff for a half-day morning rafting adventure that includes lunch and highlights Trust-protected properties on the North Fork Nooksack.

All-inclusive tickets are $100 and can be purchased online here or by contacting Whatcom Land Trust at 360-650-9740. Space is limited and tickets must be reserved by Monday, August 7. Read More

Salmon, wildlife, winding waterways, rapids and your Whatcom Land Trust preserving and protecting our corner of Paradise. Don’t miss out on the fun. Reserve your spot on the raft today!

Meeting Place TBA

What to Bring

We will provide you with most of the gear you will need, however there may be some things you wish to bring such as:

  • Recommended – Bathing suits and/or ‘polypro’ baselayers (or other quick-drying active fabric for cold days) to wear under your wetsuit
  • We provide neoprene booties but you may wish to bring your own sandals for hot days. Sandals must have an ankle strap, flip-flops are not acceptable
  • You may wish to bring a towel for changing
  • Sunscreen and sun glasses, sun glass straps recommended and also don’t bring anything down the river you wouldn’t mind losing
  • Water for pre and post trip; water will be provided during the trip but you may wish to bring your own bottle
  • Cash to purchase photos and gratuity.

Buy Tickets here




Fall 2017

Rivers and Forests in
Whatcom County & Northern Puget Sound

Learn about stewardship of the native plant and wildlife habitats of the northern Puget Lowland.
This no-cost program combines classroom learning with field trips to enrich understanding of the key roles that native plants play in our forests, rivers, wetlands, and other vital habitats, and shows how to use this knowledge to help protect and restore these habitats.

The Fall 2017 six-week class will meet Thursday evenings
September 21 through October 26
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Bloedel Beach Pavilion at Bloedel Donovan Park
1124 Electric Avenue in Bellingham.

We’ll also explore natural habitats and restoration sites
on three Saturday field trips–
September 23, October 7, and October 21.


The course provides 30 hours of learning including identification of important native and invasive plants, key wildlife-habitat relationships, restoration skills, and other topics. Home study of selected readings and videos supports classroom topics. In return, participants agree to provide 30 hours of service to local conservation and restoration projects within 18 months of completing the course.


The City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation Department, Whatcom Land Trust, and other local conservation organizations are partnering with the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) in offering this training, and have habitat projects that need stewards’ help!


This program is part of the WNPS Native Plant Stewardship Program. Participants who complete the training will earn credit toward recognition as a WNPS Native Plant Steward.
Anyone can apply! Participants must be members of WNPS. It’s easy to join. Visit

Registration is now open. For more information or to request an application, contact Jim Evans  at 206-678-8914 or

The Native Plant Stewardship Course is a program of the Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS). For more information about WNPS, visit

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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