Protecting the Herons: An Overview
The herons that we enjoy watching all over Bellingham actually all live in one colony of nests in Fairhaven. This is an overview of efforts to protect their colony.
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Here are links to the articles about the threatened development in the buffer trees by the Great Blue Heron colony on the south side of Bellingham. This is the only colony in Bellingham and the herons grace our shorelines, trails, streams and wetlands for us all over our city. This is a reference or index page for these articles by Jamie K Donaldson on NW Citizen - and perhaps by others elsewhere.
The herons need a good lawyer. To contribute to the legal effort to protect them, click here:
July 27, 2019. We have temporarily disabled donations to the GoFundMe campaign because there are funds available to pay final invoices to the herons’ lawyer, and to challenge any further building applications on Shorewood Drive. Please stay turned for further developments regarding the campaign. And thanks so much for your financial and other support. Jamie K.
Links to Jamie K’s articles:
Saturday, July 27 - Huge Victory toward Creation of the Post Point Great Blue Heron Reserve
Tuesday, July 16 - Good News for the Post Point Herons… For Now
Tuesday, May 21 - All Hands on Deck to Help Protect the Great Blue Herons
Saturday, May 18 - Herons Continued: A Response to a Reader’s Comments
Thursday, April 4 - Bellingham Heron Colony Threatened by Development - Again
Wednesday, July 24 - Cascade Weekly - Op-Ed View on page 6 - A Win for the Birds
Wednesday, May 29 - Letters to the Editor in Cascadia Weekly - 3rd letter down the page. The Plight of the Heron, by Michael Botwin
Monday, May 13 - Bellingham Herald - Drone users asked to give these birds space