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WCF / Invest in the Community / Environment


The future of our community and humanity depends on the healthy and diverse ecosystem that respects all its inhabitants.

This stunning place. The mountains, the bay, the rivers and trees, the salmon that runs through it all …there’s no other place like it. We want to protect and enhance our natural environment, not only for its postcard beauty or playground potential or even the many economic benefits it provides, but because it is part of who we are – and vice-versa.

Whatcom Coalition for Environmental Education Fund

The Whatcom Coalition for Environmental Education Fund supports a Coalition of schools and environmental educators in achieving equitable access to environmental and sustainability education. The goal is for every child to experience the significant positive benefits of environmental sustainability education and graduate with the environmental literacy and academic success to create a healthier and more sustainable world.
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Whatcom Land Trust Endowment

Whatcom Land Trust works with many partners: agencies, tribes, businesses, landowners, and others to protect the wild and special places we love in Whatcom County and preserve the natural resources that enhance our quality of life .
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Whatcom Endowment for the Environment

The Whatcom Endowment for the Environment supports activities in the general field of the environment. Recent grants include support for WMBC Outdoor Education Youth Program, RE Sources Youth Action Committee, Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center Sound Horsekeeping, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County – working to achieve residential energy efficiency in support of Bellingham’s Climate Action Plan.
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Whatcom Humane Society Endowment Fund

The Whatcom Humane Society (WHS) has been caring for animals throughout Whatcom County since 1902. As the oldest nonprofit animal welfare organization in Whatcom County, WHS is committed to caring for any animal in need. WHS’s dedicated staff and volunteers care for approximately 4,500 domestic, wild and farm animals annually. They currently operate three shelter facilities in Whatcom County – a domestic animal shelter, a wildlife rehabilitation center and a farm facility.
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Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association Endowment

All five species of Pacific salmon and Steelhead migrate from the salt water to freshwater to reproduce (spawn). Since 2004, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) has removed more than 70 barriers that made fish migration difficult or impossible, opening over 50 miles of habitat that can now be used by salmon. NSEA believes strongly in providing education and volunteer opportunities so participation in salmon recovery is accessible to everyone.
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