Field Trips

Koma Kulshan chapter Washington Native Plant Society field trips are generally free and open to the public. Exceptions are noted in the trip descriptions.

Fall 2019 Field Trips

October 11, Friday, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

WNPS Native Plant Habitat Garden Work Party at NSEA

Location: Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA), 3057 E. Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA 98226. The 6-acre site is east of Hannegan Road, down the hill where E. Bakerview Rd. turns north.

Join us for a work party to help plant and maintain native plants at the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association’s (NSEA) Native Plant Habitat Garden, which was created with WNPS support in 2016. WNPS Koma Kulshan Chapter has a partnership agreement to assist with the management and maintenance of the Native Plant Habitat Garden. We’ll be weeding the garden, planting more native plants, and installing plant signs. Warm drinks and snacks provided! Wear sturdy boots — the ground is wet and you will be digging — and weather appropriate clothing to stay warm and dry! Come morning and/or afternoon! If you have any questions, contact Wendy Scherrer at (360)319-9518 or

November 2, Saturday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Kelsey Conservation Site Tour and Work Party, Whatcom Land Trust

Location: Meet at the southeast corner of Sunset Safeway parking lot for a 9 am departure.

Visit WLT’s Kelsey site near Ferndale, which is part of the Terrell Creek watershed. We will see the how the site is changing from former farmland to wooded wetland including changes made after beavers moved into the site. We will see current conservation work done to diversify the species makeup at the site with plantings funded through a WNPS grant and grants from American Forests. After the tour we will work on removing invasive species. Bring loppers or hand clippers and dress appropriately for the weather. The site can be soggy underfoot. Meet at the southeast corner of Sunset Safeway parking lot for a 9 am departure. There is limited parking which makes it necessary to car pool and RSVP. Contact Janet at 718-614-8230, or with questions and to confirm.

Previous field trips are listed on their own page in case you’re curious about where the Koma Kulshan chapter has explored in previous seasons.