Ever wondered how Bellingham Bay has changed throughout history?
 
Want to understand the effort to undo the damage left from past industries?
 
 Join us for an overview of early industrial development on Bellingham Bay and hear about our communities efforts to restore “wild” over the past 25 years. Learn about estuary and beach enhancement projects that improve nearshore habitat and create more waterfront access. We will discuss a few different well known sites including Fairhaven‘s Marine Park, Boulevard Park, Waypoint Park, and Little Squalicum Park – all of which have undergone incredible transformations that were designed and implemented by our presenter.
 
We will also get a glimpse into the planned coastal enhancement at the Cornwall landfill area and future location of the Cornwall Beach Park, and highlights of several other projects from around the Salish Sea.
 
Come learn why we must restore wild to the waterfront and create space for our community to enjoy a connection to the sea!

 

A $15 donation is suggested for viewing the recording.

Jim Johannessen has run Coastal Geologic Services in Bellingham for almost 30 years, which is a consulting firm specializing in coastal geology and coastal engineering assessment and design. He and CGS have developed the designs implemented at the sites featured for the City of Bellingham, the Port of Bellingham, and others. He has worked as a naturalist along the coasts of Alaska, Baja California, and locally. Jim is also a lifelong sailor who owns and races a 16 foot sailboat on Lake Whatcom and a larger sailboat in the Salish Sea. Jim is a board member at the Community Boating Center who serves as vice president of the board and chair of the Operations Committee. Jim has spent his life playing and working along coasts and enjoys sharing these stories with others. 

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