Bellingham Green Drinks
Wednesday, July 1st
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Kulshan Community Land Trust's new Birchwood homes
Come check out Kulshan Community Land Trust's (KulshanCLT) Lafayette Street project: three brand new homes in the Birchwood Neighborhood built on an infill lot overlooking Squalicum Creek Park. Designed to meet Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards, the new homes demonstrate that new construction can be energy efficient, environmentally compatible, and affordable to low-income home buyers. Get inspired touring the new homes, while enjoying great conversation and delicious beer and wine.
KulshanCLT strengthens community by holding land in trust for permanently affordable homeownership and other community needs, and by offering financial and educational services to people of limited means. Read more.
*SIMPLE DIRECTIONS TO LAFAYETTE:
1. Head northwest on E Holly St toward Cornwall Ave
2. E Holly St turns slightly left and becomes Eldridge Ave
3. Turn right onto Nequalicum Ave
4. Turn left onto Patton St
5. Turn right onto W Indiana St
Destination will be on the right
Green Drinks is Sponsored by
Paul Schissler Associates, Inc
Community development planner
The Pavilion at Maritime Hertiage Park
The Pavilion was built in 2003 to serve visitors and residents as an environmental learning center. With the City’s renewed commitment to revitalizing Maritime Heritage Park, the Parks Department is encouraging more use of the building and more activity in Downtown's biggest park.
Historically, the shorelines of Whatcom Creek were central to why people came and stayed at the waterfalls called Whatcom. Now City-owned park land connects the creek with the bay, and Old Town and the Lettered Streets neighborhoods with the Civic Center and Downtown. Two historic bridges, interpretive trails, wayfinding kiosks and public art reflect the significant heritage of the area that dates back further than the archived photos of Lummi canoes at the foot of the bluff below Whatcom Museum.
The bluff offers a spectacular amphitheater with views to the San Juan Islands and Olympics. That park trails lead to a boardwalk along B Street, Bellingham Technical College’s fisheries education center and its fish hatchery below the waterfalls, and other trails that lead upstream past the waterfalls and back to the mouth of Whatcom Creek.
City Hall asks that you think of Maritime Heritage Park and its Pavilion for your next picnic, party, class, or fund-raiser. The 800+ square foot main room provides natural lighting, hardwood floors, ADA accessible restroom, views of the park, and everything you need to host a gathering.
Bellingham Green Drinks is an informal monthly gathering of environmentally minded folks held in Bellingham, Washington. Open to all, an ever-changing group of people meet to network, make friends, collaborate, and find out what's happening in our community. Bellingham Green Drinks is sponsored by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at 5:00 pm at varying locations. Join Bellingham Green Drinks' Facebook page and Click here to receive notifications of when and where the next one will be.
Green Drinks International started in London in 1989. Since, it has spread to cities across the UK, US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Puerto Rico and Lebanon. As of September 2010, there are over 737 Green Drink Chapters worldwide. "These events are very simple and unstructured, but many people have found employment, made friends, developed new ideas, done deals and had moments of serendipity" (Green Drinks website). The best part about Green Drinks is that there is no structure, just good people meeting at a regular place and time. Visit the International Green Drinks website for more info: www.greendrinks.org.
For more information about RE Sources for Sustainable Communities or any updates on the Green Drinks Bellingham, visit our website at re-sour ces.org or contact Hannah Coughlin at (360) 733-8307 or HannahC@re-sources.org.
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