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Native Plant Garden Planned for Silver Beach Neighborhood

posted Mar 7, 2012, 11:50 AM by City of Bellingham   [ updated Mar 12, 2012, 5:36 PM ]
Plans are currently underway for the creation of a native plant garden in the Silver Beach Creek watershed. The 0.3-acre site for the garden, located at 4744 E Oregon St., was initially overrun with invasive blackberry and grasses. However, in spring of 2010, the City of Bellingham began coordinating the removal of these invasive species, as well as re-vegetating the site with native plants. 


The creation of the Silver Beach Native Plant Garden will foster native plant and wildlife biodiversity, buffer the Silver Beach Creek stream bank, and provide a space for community gatherings throughout the seasons. 


We invite you to help spread mulch, provide tools, install plants or contribute in other ways. A great team of AmeriCorps and Washington Conservation Corps members, as well as school children, are already volunteering at work parties.


If you would like to read more about the project, please visit the Resources page.  If you would like to get involved with this project, please contact Sarah, the City's AmeriCorps intern, at smbolivar@cob.org.
City of Bellingham,
Mar 22, 2012, 1:39 PM