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Ferndale Library

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Whatcom READS: The Era of Megafires

Community Event, Film

This 60-minute multi-media presentation combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S.Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company North 40 Productions, and features the work of wildfire photographer John Marshall. The Era of Megafires will inform, engage and inspire audiences.


• Sat 2/16/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Whatcom READS: Forestry and Wildfire Panel


This year's Whatcom READS title is "The Big Burn" by Timothy Egan. Join several of DNR’s local foresters who explain what they do locally in Whatcom County and how their work fits into the bigger picture of forest management throughout the state.


• Sat 2/23/19 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Whatcom READS: Triple Nickel


An event in conjunction with Whatcom READS: "The Big Burn" by Timothy Egan. This first all-black paratrooper unit’s mission and service involving Washington state made quiet history and is all but forgotten. In a surprising and insightful presentation, Robert L. “Bob” Bartlett tells the tale of the “555,” paratroopers who, despite being prevented from realizing some of the same privileges and rights granted white soldiers at home, served with distinction when cross-trained to become “smokejumpers.” Members of the 555 jumped on some 36 forest fires as first responders, including the 1945 Mt. Baker fire. In the process of helping to save our forest, they gained military fame as the first all-black “Airborne Infantry Firefighters.”


• Sat 3/2/19 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM