How can you have fun, meet others, gain new skills, enjoy fresh air, and participate hands-on in an important cause?
Volunteer for a few hours in a WMTP work party!
No special skills, fitness, or gear from you are required! We’ll show you how to do everything and provide all the tools and support needed. Working safely and comfortably as a flexible group, the work is always fun and satisfying!
Family members (elementary age or older) and friends can come too — and often do! (Participants under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian… see our Work Party FAQs.) Usually, we have 20-25 people per event — a “just right” size.
Ready to sign up with us? All it takes is one or two easy steps below:
Step 1: New to WMTP Work Parties?
Fill out this one-time registration form to speed all future work party sign-ups with us. We’ll send an occasional email notifying you of our new work party dates — you’ll get first dibs at those!
Step 2: Already registered above?
Then click any box below for a specific work party date to attend. After you submit the brief form that will appear, you’ll receive an auto-reply email confirming your submittal. (Check your Spam folder, if necessary.) Then no later than two days before the work party, you’ll receive a reminder email with further details (parking, exact location, any changes, etc.). Meanwhile, If you have questions or didn’t receive either email, please contact us ASAP. Thanks!
SUNDAY, September 24, 2-4:30pm:
Climate Action Week — English Ivy Removal From Trees
Take part in a positive climate action to save trees with us! Location: along South Bay Trail (north of Boulevard Park) Map link. Accessibility: varies.
Saturday, October 14, 9am-noon:
Railroad Trail — English Ivy Removal From Trees
Please help save these mature trees! Location: north segment of Railroad Trail (east and west of St. Paul St.) Map link. Accessibility: mostly easy.
Saturday, October 21, 9am-noon:
Railroad Trail #2 — English Ivy Removal From Trees
Part 2 following last week’s work party. Location: along the Railroad Trail (east and west of St. Paul St.) Map link. Accessibility: mostly easy.
Saturday, October 28, 9am-noon:
Make A Difference Day by Planting Trees With Us!
Together with Whatcom Land Trust volunteers, plant trees on this national day. Location: WLT’s Ladies of the Lake site, Map link. Accessibility: easy.
Saturday, November 4, 9am-noon:
Railroad Trail #3 — English Ivy Removal From Trees
Part 3 on this popular trail. Location: along the Railroad Trail (this time between Alabama St. and Illinois St.) Map link. Accessibility: varies.
Saturday, November 11, 9am-noon:
Lake Padden/Galbraith Trailhead – Tree Planting
Join us at a joint work party with the City of Bellingham to continue planting tree seedlings to infill cleared areas around the recently completed trailhead parking lot Map link. Accessibility: easy
Saturday, November 18, 9am-noon:
Whatcom Humane Society Wildlife Rehabilitation Center – Plant Tree Seedlings
Join us and WHS to help plant trees at their Wildlife Rehab Center — Phase 1 of a new partnership to plant 6000 trees there over the next few years! Location: 5602 Mission Rd, Bellingham WA 98226 Map link. Accessibility: very accessible – flat, open