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Bellingham Waterfront Cleanup Tour

Community Event, Green/Environmental, Business

This is your chance to learn about — and give input on the future of — a cleanup site along Bellingham Bay, after its 100+ year legacy of heavy industry left contaminants like mercury, petroleum byproducts, and more in the sediments. RE Sources for Sustainable Communities will lead a public tour of the I & J Waterway site, which once housed a lumber mill and rock-crushing plant. Staff from the Department of Ecology and the Port of Bellingham will be present to answer questions and encourage public comments on the cleanup plan released by Ecology. The tour will begin at 2:00 PM at 28 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, and conclude at 3:30 PM. There will be an open Q&A with Ecology and Port staff from 3:30 to 4:00. Ecology will be accepting comments on its cleanup plan for the site, called the I & J Waterway site, from February 19 to March 20, to hear the community’s input on possible paths forward. Details coming soon. This site has potential for future salmon habitat restoration, as well as public park, trail, and business use. Come learn and have your voice heard! Email North Sound Baykeeper Eleanor Hines with any questions, at