Upcoming Events

We’re featured in three Whatcom Reads Greenwood Book Events!
Jan. 29: Tapping Big-leaf Maples for Syrup
Feb. 17: A Million Trees for Whatcom? Yes!
Feb. 24: The Woodstock Farm Story

Past Events

The Hidden Life of Trees Pickford Film
Old Growth Dedication at Baker Lake

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Jan. 29 – Feb. 24: Whatcom Reads Greenwood Events

Whatcom Million Trees Project is featured in three events!

Michael Christie Greenwood -- Whatcom Reads 2022 Events

Every year, Whatcom READS selects a worthy book and weaves a fantastic series of events together that coalesce our community around a singular story. In this way, Whatcom READS celebrates reading, readers, and strong communities through the shared experience of one book. All public and academic libraries in Bellingham and Whatcom County participate.

Now in its 14th year, Whatcom READS chose Greenwood by Michael Christie for its 2022 selection.

“Set in the Pacific Northwest, Michael Christie’s “Greenwood” opens in the near future in one of the last surviving old-growth forests in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia. The narrative skillfully navigates a cross section of generations, themes, and times. As Christie peels back those layers, he exposes the heartwood of what it means to struggle, survive, and thrive; in essence, what it means to be human.”

Whatcom Million Trees Project is participating in three lead-up events by Whatcom Reads:

Tapping Bigleaf Maples for Syrup: How the Impossible Became Possible

Some of the rarest and tastiest maple syrup is tapped right here in Whatcom County — sustainably! Hear this Acme farm’s history — and future plans — from owner Neil McLeod, Whatcom Million Trees Project, and Peak Sustainability Group during an intriguing on-site tour and tasting.
11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Jan. 29 SORRY, WAIT LIST IS FULL!

A Million More Trees for Whatcom County? YES!

In this interactive Q&A webinar with Executive Director Michael Feerer, you’ll learn the why, who, what, and where and how of Whatcom Million Trees Project’s exciting initiatives to plant one-million trees in Whatcom County over the next five years. ONLINE
6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17 Sign Up for Zoom Link

The Woodstock Farm Story – and its Fruitful Future

Discover the storied history of this wonderful 16-acre City of Bellingham waterfront park along Chuckanut Drive, and its orchard and nearby conifer planting in-progress by Whatcom Million Trees Project and others that will enhance the character of this special site. ONLINE
6:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 24 Sign Up for Zoom link

Sept. 20-26, 2021: The Hidden Life of Trees Film

SOLD OUT shows that supported Whatcom Million Trees Project!

Based on his bestselling book The Hidden Life of Trees, renowned forester and writer Peter Wohlleben guided viewers through Germany, Poland, Sweden and Vancouver, sharing his enlightened ecological insights with matter-of-fact candor — so everyone can see the forest for the trees.

In-person shows at The Pickford Film Center occurred September 22 and 26, 2021 as part of City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Week. Both shows SOLD OUT! And dozens more enjoyed virtual streaming of the movie at home. Net proceeds benefited Whatcom Million Trees Project.

A BIG THANK YOU to the following co-sponsors who generously helped to make this community event possible: Whatcom Community Foundation, Sustainable Connections, RE Sources, Peak Sustainability Group, Kulshan Carbon Trust, Mt. Baker Group Sierra Club, North Cascades Audubon Society, 350 Bellingham, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Stillpoint at Beckside Spirituality Center, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, The Climate Reality Project/Bellingham, Whatcom Land Trust, and MultiFaith Network for Climate Justice.

Sept. 26, 2021: Old Growth Dedication at Baker Lake

Whatcom County’s FIRST Old Growth dedication & protection!

Old Growth at Baker Lake Trail

As another City of Bellingham Climate Action Week community event, on September 26th, 2021 Dr. Sarah Horsley from the Old-Growth Forest Network (with support from Whatcom Million Trees Project and Mt. Baker Chapter of the Sierra Club) publicly honored the old-growth forest along Baker River Trail.

Old Growth Forest Network is a national nonprofit dedicated to establishing a national network of old-growth forests. We were delighted to partner together to protect trees in Whatcom County!

Questions? Please contact us!