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Ten Mile Creek Work Party - Streamside Habitat Restoration – Nov 7th - Sat - 9am

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Ten Mile Creek  Work Party - Streamside Habitat Restoration – Nov 7th  - Sat - 9am

Time: November 7, 2009 from 9am to 12pm
Location: Ten Mile Creek Watershed - Whatcom county
City/Town: Whatcom County - Laurel - Lynden - Ten Mile Watersheds
Website or Map:…
Phone: 715-0283
Event Type: work, party, -, watershed, restoration
Organized By: Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA)
Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2009

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Event Description

Join with Volunteers at Ten Mile Creek for a Streamside Habitat Restoration Work-Party with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) & the Whatcom Conservation District, & WWU's LEAD & Bellewood Acres staff, friends, famly!
Help plant natvie trees & shrubs along this new site on Ten Mile Creek in Lynden.

Parking is available at Bellewood Acres, located just east of the Guide Meridian Rd. at 231 Ten Mile Rd. Follow the signs & check in at the blue NSEA tent.

Tools & gloves will be provided.
Wear weather-appropriate clothing & wear sturdy shoes.

Refreshments provided by The Bagelry, the community Food Co-op, Erin Baker's Wholesome Baked Goods, Starbucks Coffee, Tony's Coffee & Teas.
Network with your friends for carpooling or ride a bike & dress warm!

Know your Regional Watersheds & Where Your Household Water Comes From! :

"Tenmile Creek Watershed, which includes both Nooksack lowlands and the King Mountain uplands, is located in the central part of Whatcom County & drains over 22,590 acres of land.
This watershed includes Tenmile, Fourmile, and Deer creeks, as well as Crystal Springs, Barrett, Green and Fazon lakes. The largest creek, Tenmile creek,is 13.6 miles long.

Fish and wildlife : Tenmile Creek provides good habitat for Chinook, chum, coho, steelhead and resident trout.
Pollution: Common sources of pollution in this area are from erosion, animal waste, failing septic systems, fertilizers and pesticides, vehicle fluids and yard waste.
Major Issues: * Low water flow inadequete to support salmon. *Low levels of disolved oxygen vital to fish and other aquatic life caused by high temperatures due to lack of shade and excess nutrients (fertilizer, manure, septic) causing blooms of vegetation that consume too much oxygen.
Interesting Facts: The largest lake in the Tenmile Creek Watershed is Barrett Lake, covering 40 acres of land. Tenmile Creek Watershed contains 65 miles of streams.
Restoration Projects: NSEA is planning to create 1800 feet of new channel in the area.
The Tenmile Creek Watershed Restoration Project continually works towards the improvement of the watershed."

Facts in quotes above from the NSEA page at -

NSEA is a community-based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring sustainable wild salmon runs in Whatcom County. Question try 715-0283 or email Website –

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Comment by David MacLeod on November 7, 2009 at 2:21pm
Thanks Juliet, Brian, Joshua, and Rob who all showed up representing Transition Laurel/Transition Whatcom. There may have been more TW folks who got lost in the crowd - I was pleasantly surprised to see a great turnout - perhaps 100 or so folks who planted a lot of trees in a short amount of time!
Comment by Heather K on November 5, 2009 at 12:32pm
Juliet - Great Idea re Carpooling or bicycle caravan...
I tried to phone you but no answer at the number.
I will be taking train to Seattle on Friday & I will return home very late in evening. Thus it is likely I will not be rested up enough to attend the streamside habitat on ten mile creek this Saturday.

David, were you going to post the event on the Laurel group page?

There are two more restoration work parties this fall, Novemeber 14th at Scott Creek
& Nov 21st at Whatcom Creek.
I have not posted the details for these events and would welcome if someone else wanted to post.
Comment by Juliet Thompson on November 3, 2009 at 9:44pm
Hi there you might attenders,
Can we carpool to Bellewood Acres, Heather? Shall we stop at Inspiration Farm to pick up David and Brian?
Comment by Heather K on October 23, 2009 at 7:25pm
Hi David, I just sent you an email....I'm just getting to know the NSEA folks.
I think its great if you or another initiate contact re co-sponsoring....My schedule is full for now other wise I'd volunteer.
Comment by David MacLeod on October 23, 2009 at 6:10pm
Let's make this a Transition Laurel event! Heather, are you well connected with the NSEA folks organizing this? Do you think they'd be open to us signing on as co-sponsors (and getting a little publicity for doing so)? Should I contact ltaylor?

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