BELLINGHAM - Sustainable Connections is sponsoring a free walking tour of Bellingham's new Downtown Improvement Gardens projects, highlighting plans to help restore Whatcom Creek, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.
It starts at the Sustainable Connections office, 1701 Ellis St. between Ohio and North State streets, and ends at Whatcom Museum's Lightcatcher building, 250 Flora St.
Along the way, guides will highlight some of the new bioretention facilities, commonly referred to as "rain gardens," and how they filter stormwater that runs into Whatcom Creek.
Bring a lunch or there's an optional taco bar with a $5 suggested donation. RSVP for the taco bar by Tuesday, Aug. 5, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-647-7093, ext. 108, or by calling Rose Lathrop, Sustainable Connections green building and smart growth manager, at 360-647-7093, ext. 107.
More information about DIG is on the city of Bellingham's website: cob.org/services/environment/stormwater/dig-raingarden-project.aspx.
Sustainable Connections is a nonprofit organization of northwest Washington business and community leaders committed to environmentally sound business practices.