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 as president of the Board of Directors of the Bellingham Food Bank. Jamie is also 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 [...]

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Recent comments

"While I’m no scientist, I suspect that the removal of 48 mature conifer trees constitutes a sizeable loss to our community (and the planet) in terms of carbon sequestration, [...]

May 04, 2020 on
WWU - Western - Dislikes Trees

"Advocates for a permanent heron reserve at Post Point have stepped back from recommending that the city use the Greenways program for the land acquisition up on Shorewood Drive.  [...]

Jul 29, 2019 on
Huge Victory toward Creation of the Post Point Great Blue Heron Reserve

"Thank you, Lisa, for this succinct yet thorough overview of the Unity Village proposal.  I am 100% in favor of this project which will be located in my neighborhood next [...]

Jun 11, 2019 on
Unity Village Tiny Home Community Proposed for Fairhaven

"Hello B. Sadie, Thanks for the suggestion.  This organization came across my radar recently.  But truth be told, I think your assumption is right:  CELDF has its [...]

May 20, 2019 on
All Hands on Deck to Help Protect the Great Blue Herons