Land trust offers nature tours

Published on Thu, Mar 8, 2001
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Land trust offers nature tours

Each month for the next six months, excluding July, Whatcom Land Trust will sponsor a tour of property conserved by the land trust, visiting public parks and private lands to observe wildlife and scenic vistas. The tours will stop at the property of local restoration experts, and take a walk along important spawning reaches of the Nooksack River.

Whatcom Land Trust is a local, nonprofit nature conservation organization founded in 1984. Its mission is to help people preserve and protect wildlife habitat, scenic, agricultural and open space lands in Whatcom County.

Whatcom Land Trust now protects over 5,600 acres of land in Whatcom County through donated conservation easements, gifts of land and collaboration with local governments and corporations.

Tours will take place Saturday mornings. Members of Whatcom Land Trust may attend the hikes and tours for free and receive priority when registering. The general public is encouraged to attend the hikes as well, with a $5 donation per person requested.

Reservations are required for all tours and may be made by phoning Whatcom Land Trust at 650-9470. Name, address and phone are required for registration.

The tour schedules will be:
April 21, 10 a.m. – noon, maximum participants is 12 and will be visiting the home of Dr. Patricia Otto.
May 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., maximum participants is 15 and will be visiting the Chuckanut trail system on Chuckanut Drive.
June 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., maximum participants is 15 and will be visiting the north fork Nooksack.
June 23, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., maximum participants is 15 and will be visiting the Nesset Farm in Acme.
August 22, 10 a.m. – noon, no maximum participants and will be visiting Teddy Bear Cove on Chuckanut Drive.

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