Families: Guided walk highlights Nooksack River ecosystem

Whatcom Water Weeks activities continue this weekend with a guided walk along a critical local waterway.

River Stewards interns from the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association lead a one-hour interpretive excursion along the north fork of the Nooksack River at Horseshoe Bend at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Participants will learn about salmon, native plants and the importance of water quality to the ecosystem.

Trail is mostly level and easy for all ages along this scenic section of the river. Horseshoe Bend trailhead is about two miles east of the U.S. Forest Service's Glacier Public Service Center on the Mount Baker Highway, across from the Douglas Fir Campground. Parking is free in a dirt lot on the right. The Glacier center has clean restrooms and a few natural history displays.

For more information, go online to whatcomwaterweeks.org or nsea.org.