Community Service Spotlight

  January 2024

Advocates for Renters

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive services to the general population and to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: addiction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, unemployment and civic engagement organizations. Whatcom … Continue reading

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  September 2023

NAMI Whatcom Improves Lives

by Brylie Taylor I remember exactly where I was the very first instance I had a panic attack. I was 17, standing directly outside the door of my afternoon English class. My school counselor was talking to me about my … Continue reading

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  May 2023

The Bellingham Peace Vigil

by Kerry Johnson “Peace, Vigilers! , Last Friday was a good day to stand a Vigil for Peace, Justice, and Earthcare.” Thus begins the weekly email that some folks have asked to receive, giving a brief report of the previous … Continue reading

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  March 2023

Sustainable Connections’ Programs

by Annika Sampson Dear Sasquatch, I recently moved to Bellingham and I already love the sense of belonging I feel here. People seem really invested in the community. There are so many small businesses and restaurants. Also … people compost!? … Continue reading

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  February 2023

Audubon Welcomes Volunteers

by Jamie Huson North Cascades Audubon Society is a nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of wildlife in and around Whatcom County with a focus on birds and their habitat. Our organization operates from September through June each year, taking a … Continue reading

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  January 2023

The Fight to Save Washington’s Remaining Legacy Forests

by Brel Froebe and Rob Lewis Get on Google maps and take a satellite view of Whatcom County’s lowland forests. Not the uplands, the deep green carpet flanking the white dome of Mount Baker, which is National Forest land, but … Continue reading

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