Jamie K. Donaldson

Citizen Journalist • Member since Apr 03, 2019

Jamie K. Donaldson is a long-time activist for peace, social justice, and the environment. She was the founder of the Whatcom Peace & Justice Center in downtown Bellingham, and is retired from the University of British Columbia. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Bellingham Food Bank, and is a volunteer park steward. Jamie is a member of the North Cascades Audubon Society and local Sierra Club.

Articles by Jamie K. Donaldson

Fledgling Great Blue Herons Need Our Help

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Jul 02, 2020

Hurry down to the Post Point Great Blue Heron colony in the next few days to catch sight of a wondrous event: the giant baby herons are preparing to leave [...]

Update on Protection for the Post Point Great Blue Heron Colony

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Mar 13, 2020

They’re baaaack! This year’s nesting season is underway at the Post Point Great Blue Heron colony in Fairhaven. With so little foliage on the alder trees right now, [...]

We Have Failed to Adequately Protect Bellingham’s Great Blue Herons

By Jamie K. DonaldsonOn Jan 02, 2020

As an avid amateur bird watcher and conservationist, I was deeply alarmed, saddened and shamed by an article in the September 19, 2019 issue of Science magazine reporting that since 1970, three billion [...]

See more by Jamie K. Donaldson

Recent comments

"I found this article in Counterpunch to be spot on. https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/18/in-praise-of-joe-biden/  

Aug 20, 2021 on
A Rout Is A Rout Is A Rout

"Gosh, do I ever feel like a chump (NOT a chum).  For years I’ve been volunteering with the COB Parks Department to help restore riparian and salmon [...]

Jun 20, 2021 on
Save the Whales - Bellingham’s $40mm Padden Creek Joke

"Thanks, Nicholas, for a reminder to go by the heron colony to experience the beauty and wonder of wildlife right in our midst.  It truly is a special place [...]

Jun 03, 2021 on
Heron Colony Still Vulnerable to Development

"Maybe those of us who have been advocating for a protected heron reserve need a new strategy: monetize and advertise.  We’ll create the “Post Point Great [...]

May 23, 2021 on
Heron Colony Still Vulnerable to Development

"“P.U.!,” short for Latin puteo “that stinks,” and it certainly does. Since when does a small progressive city go through the plannning and review process [...]

Apr 30, 2021 on
Mayor Is Asked To Preserve Trail