Bellingham Admin | 04/01/2024 | Updated | Holiday |   

Earth Day Events Around Bellingham

Earth Day is an opportunity to give back to the planet we all call home. There are several outdoor activities happening in Whatcom County to show some love to the earth and the community. Whether you prefer cleaning up local beaches or getting your hands dirty potting plants, there is something for everyone among the flora and fauna. 

Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2024, but you can participate in various events throughout April.

Apr 20, 2024 

Visit the Boundary Bay Beer Garden to celebrate Earth Day with an environmentally minded fair featuring local artisans and nonprofits.

April 20, 2024

Make our wonderful Earth proud by coming to this work party and helping to restore this beautiful ecosystem next to Lake Whatcom. We will be working along Fir Creek which is home to Kokanee and other native wildlife. 

In the last few years, we have planted hundreds of trees at this property but they now need to be maintained. We will be removing invasive blackberry and clearing around each of these saplings. Join us on this beautiful morning of celebrating the Earth! 

RSVP: Registration is not required but signing up beforehand will make signing in easier! Click here to register.

April 20, 2024

Clear your clutter and reduce your environmental impact for Earth Day! The City of Bellingham is partnering with community organizations to host a free recycling collection event. 

Drop off hard-to-recycle items and get a free tree! What to bring: - Documents for shredding and recycling - E-waste - Batteries - Used athletic shoes

April 20, 2024

Pick up beach cleanup supplies, refreshments, and join us on Bellingham’s waterfront to prevent trash from getting into Bellingham Bay! To combat plastic pollution in the Salish Sea, we host beach cleanups — as well as cleanups along rivers and lakes — throughout Whatcom and Skagit counties, providing cleanup equipment and a place to connect with like-minded community members. 

April 20, 2024

Celebrate our amazing Earth and all the weird and wonderful creatures that inhabit it at the Whatcom Museum this Earth Day! We’ll celebrate our friends from the animal kingdom through hands-on crafts and activities throughout the Museum. Construct a slithering snake chain or create a very special habitat for your favorite creature. 

April 20, 2024

Join us at The Majestic Ballroom for our Earth Day Artisan Market on Saturday, April 20 from 12-4, featuring Salsa dancing, arts and crafts, flowers, and delicious coffee + waffles made by Chef Ruby of Waffles in Paradise.

April 20, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day alongside more than 1 billion people worldwide by joining the City of Bellingham, the Salish Sea Institute at Western Washington University, and many other community partners for our annual Earth Day Community Work Party on Saturday, April 20th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. along Squalicum Creek. 

Together, we will remove invasive species to improve fish and wildlife habitat and help water quality near the Squalicum Creek Re-route project. This important ecological restoration project was constructed in 2020 to benefit salmon and other native species. 

Please meet at the Birchwood PeaceHealth Parking Lot located off of Birchwood Avenue.

April 20, 2024

Celebrate Earth Day with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, the Whatcom Conservation District, and Sustainable Connections along the Nooksack River planting trees and shrubs to restore the long-lost forest that once protected the riverbank. Fun for the whole family, and we provide all the tools and instructions you need! Snacks from Tony's Coffee, the Bagelry, and the Community Food Co-op also provided. 

Registration not required but recommended:

April 22, 2024

This Earth Day, join NSEA’s Instream Project Manager on a tour of Starry Creek to experience habitat restoration up close. After meeting at NSEA’s campus for a brief introduction to the restoration process, we will be visiting instream enhancement sites to discuss how removing fish passage barriers and planting native vegetation is essential for salmon survival. Bring a sack lunch, sturdy shoes, weather appropriate gear, and all your questions!

Registration required:

Northwest Free Repairs meets at the Bellingham Public Library in the Skillshare area at 210 Central Avenue on the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 4:30-6:30 p.m. AND at the Makerspace in Bellis Fair Mall on the 2nd and 3rd Sunday of every month from 1 to 3:30 p.m. 

They fix small appliances, kitchen items, tools, electrical items, kids’ toys, space heaters – basically anything you can bring bring in. While unable to fix everything, they have an excellent record of successful repairs. Please don't bring anything containing gasoline or petroleum products, hazardous, or grimy items.

The City of Bellingham offers a variety of family-friendly activities all week long, from April 18 - April 27!

Make recycled art, volunteer, visit a Washington State Park, and more. 

See the full list of events here.

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        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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