Whatcom Co. Chapter Collaborative Work Party

Whatcom Co. Chapter Collaborative Work Party

Whatcom Co. Chapter Collaborative Work Party

Berthusen Park 

8837 Berthusen Rd, Lynden, WA 98264

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Date: November 5 and 6, 8:30am - 3:30pm each day


Join fellow volunteers as we help the City of Lynden improve the trails in this popular local park. We'll be partnering with Washington Trails Association on a few projects needing attention.

About the area

Berthusen Park offers an assortment of trails that may be combined into all manner of short and longer loop outings. A grove of old growth Douglas-fir and western red cedar still stands in the northeast quadrant of the park. The remainder appears to be naturally regenerated second growth, relatively mature and with a minimal mid-story that gives the forest an unusually open character. Salmon-bearing Bertrand Creek and its floodplain along the east margin of the park breaks the flat, albeit somewhat hummocky, forest covering the rest of the park.

What to Expect

We’ll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary

Project Description

Trails in the Park need a variety of maintenance including digging paths for water to flow off of the trail and pruning back brush with saws and loppers. We may also tackle projects to elevate the tread through low and muddy areas.

Hiking Information

Our hike to the project site is expected to be 1 mile roundtrip over flat or gently rolling terrain.


  • 8:30 AM: Be ready to sign in and meet the crew, rain or shine
  • 8:35 AM: Gather for a safety briefing, then hike to the project site
  • Morning: Work at your own pace, and take breaks throughout the day
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on Trail
  • Afternoon: Consider trying a new task before wrapping up the day’s work
  • 3:30 PM: Sign out after enjoying refreshments at the trailhead

For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.

Planning Information

Get ready for a great day outside!

What it Takes to Do This Work Party

  • No experience is necessary – just bring a great attitude for working with a team! BCH provides the training and tools you need
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older;

What to Wear

  • Boots
  • Long pants
  • Work gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt recommended
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by BCH.  For safety reasons, short and sneakers are not allowed

What to bring

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!


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