Partway through Whatcom Water Weeks, there's still plenty for adults and children to do and learn about an important resource.
The third annual celebration, which began Sept. 8, runs through Saturday, Sept. 22.
(For a complete list of remaining events, go online to whatcomwin.org.)
Remaining events, which are free unless otherwise noted, include:
Water for kids. The Family Interactive Gallery explores water from the peak of Mount Baker to the sea, including how Whatcom County and the surrounding area were formed by water and ice. Go online to whatcommuseum.org for times and admission. The FIG is in the Lightcatcher building, 250 Flora St. in Bellingham.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 15
Cleanup at Locust Beach (also known as Whirlwind Beach) as part of International Coastal Cleanup. 10 a.m. to noon off Marine Drive. Collected trash will be tallied and submitted to the international event. Participants will get a chance to explore 13 acres of newly acquired public tidelands.
BelleWood Acres celebration. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 6140 Guide Meridian, north of Bellingham. Events include a 1 p.m. walk along Tenmile Creek with staff of Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.
Meet Sal the Salmon and learn how BelleWood is a Salmon Safe farm.
Kids' activities include horse rides, Apple Bin Express train rides, face painting and a visit from Wayne the Raindrop, the Whatcom Water Weeks mascot.
TUESDAY, SEP. 18
Drayton Harbor tour and field station.?10 a.m. to noon at Gate 2 of the Blaine Harbor Marina. Passengers will ride on the historic ferry Plover, take water samples and learn how to analyze them for dissolved oxygen, pH and salinity. Plankton trawls will be taken to explore the harbor's critters. A field station will be set up at the Semiahmoo Yacht Club float to explore the "catch" from the trawl net with microscopes and magnifying glasses.
About 10 spaces remain on the Plover. RSVPs are required. Call Capt. Richard Sturdily at 360-332-5742 to reserve a spot.
There's no room limit for the field station.
All ages welcome.
Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Doors open 6 p.m. and film begins at 6:30 p.m. at Pickford Film Center, 1318 Bay St. in Bellingham. Go online to pickfordcinema.org for more details and ticket information.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21
Treatment plant tour. Noon to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse Point Water Reclamation Facility, 100 Marine Drive in Blaine. Learn how wastewater is treated at the plant. See art and exhibits that show the use of treated effluent. Contact: Emily Resch via Emily@bbwsd.com or at 360-371-7100.
Evening watershed walk. 6 to 7:30 p.m. on the Ken Hertz Trail (North Lake Whatcom Trail). The family-friendly event is for ages 5 and older. Registration is required; email email@example.com. $7 per person or $12 per family of four.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22
Nooksack River Walk. 10 a.m. at Horseshoe Bend trailhead in Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Join Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association to explore the wild habitat of salmon. Details: n-sea.org.
Discover the Mountains and the Sea festival. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Larrabee State Park, 245 Chuckanut Drive. Explore the park's natural beauty, check out booths and activities from organizations working to restore the environment, and enjoy other events that include live music, games and guided trail walks. Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the festival.
Two programs also have been planned for geocachers. Connect with other geocachers 8:30 to 9 a.m. during a meet and greet in the park's day-use area. And from 4:15 to 6 p.m., experienced geocachers may learn more about geocaching in state parks and protecting natural resources at "Cache In, Trash Out."
Reach KIE RELYEA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-2234.