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Whatcom Million Trees Project

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September 20-26: The Hidden Life of Trees Film

City of Bellingham ALL IN Climate Action Week & Pickford Film Center present a benefit for Whatcom Million Trees Project — with live Q&A after each show!
UPDATE: We SOLD OUT both in-person shows! Woo-hoo! AND virtual streaming at home was extended due to popular demand!

The Hidden Life of Trees film event for Climate Action Week

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

Traveling through Germany, Poland, Sweden and Vancouver, Peter discusses the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in woodlands, and the amazing scientific mechanisms behind these wonders of which we are often blissfully unaware. A walk in the forest will never be the same again!

In-person showings at the Pickford were September 22 and September 25. WMTP Executive Director Michael Feerer and Board member David Roberts followed each Pickford screening with a live Q&A session with the audience. Both in-person shows SOLD OUT! And dozens more enjoyed the virtual streaming at home option we provided, too. Net proceeds benefited Whatcom Million Trees Project.

A BIG THANK YOU to the following local co-sponsors who generously helped to defray costs 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.

For information about all community events that occurred during the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Week, click here.

Your ticket purchase helped WMTP achieve its mission of planting and protecting one million trees in Whatcom County over the next five years — as a response to the climate crisis and to enhance the well-being of our local communities.

Thank you so much!
Questions? Please contact us!


September 26: Old Growth Dedication at Baker Lake

Whatcom County’s FIRST Old Growth dedication, thanks to Old Growth Forest Network, Sierra Club Mt. Baker Chapter, and Whatcom Million Trees Project!

Old Growth at Baker Lake Trail

As another City of Bellingham Climate Action Week community event, on Sunday, September 26th, 2021 at 11AM Baker Lake Trail will be recognized with a small gathering with the Old-Growth Forest Network at the Baker River Trailhead at the northern end of Baker Lake Highway/Forest Service Road 11.

Dr. Sarah Horsley, Network Manager of the Old-Growth Forest Network, will honor the protected forest with a presentation of a plaque and a short 2-mile hike along the Baker River Trail which will connect to the Baker Lake Trail to view some of the old-growth forest. The public is invited to attend the 11AM ceremony and join in the group hike to follow. Please join us there!

This beautiful forest is dominated by Red Cedars and Douglas Firs. Many are over 120 years old as well as some that are older than the 1843 eruption of nearby Mt. Baker, the 10,781 ft tall stratovolcano also known as Komo Kulshan.

All Covid-19 protocols and considerations, including the wearing of masks, as mandated by Governor Jay Inslee, will be followed for the gathering.

Directions to trailhead parking: From Hwy 20/N Cascades Highway, travel north on Baker Lake Road/NF-11 until the road ends at the Baker River Trail parking lot. (Google Maps link)

This dedication is made possible via the joint effort of Whatcom Million Trees Project, Mt. Baker Chapter of The Sierra Club, and of course the national non-profit Old Growth Forest Network, which is dedicated to establishing a national network of old-growth forests. We are delighted to partner together to protect trees in Whatcom County!

For information about all community events occurring during the City of Bellingham’s Climate Action Week, click here.

Questions? Please contact us!