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About Jamie K. Donaldson

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 currently works part-time for the University of British Columbia. She also serves as president of the Board of Directors of the Bellingham Food Bank. Jamie is also a member of the North Cascades Audubon Society.

By Jamie K. Donaldson

Huge Victory toward Creation of the Post Point Great Blue Heron Reserve

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Thursday, Brooks Anderson, president of Fairhaven Neighbors, and I met with Mayor Kelli Linville in her office at City Hall. In that meeting, the mayor indicated that the City of Bellingham will acquire, through purchase, the large undeveloped plat on Shorewood Drive to give permanent protection to the Great Blue Heron colony at Post Point. Readers will recall that this plat was slated for development of the “Heronwood Cluster” of two homes next to the birds’ nesting trees. We mobilized to thwart the Critical Areas Permit awarded to the developer for this project. This opens the way for the City of Bellingham to acquire the land from the current owner to create the Post Point Great Blue Heron Reserve.

We can thank the mayor for taking action to permanently protect the herons, and we will hold her to her commitment to do so. Our attention now turns to City Council. Contact your councilmember NOW and urge her/him to bring forward action on the land acquisition in order to create the Post Point Great Blue Heron Reserve.

You can find links to your council member’s email HERE. Or send one email that will reach all members: ccmail@cob.org

Want to do more? Print out the quarter-sheet flyer and distribute it to friends and colleagues.

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About 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 currently works [...]