Whatcom Million Trees Project

One-million trees planted & protected in Whatcom County — for our well-being & future

Bellingham, WA   |  https://whatcommilliontrees.org

Mission

Our mission has three major parts: To PLANT trees wherever feasible within Whatcom County, Washington -- via hands-on work parties and business partnerships. To PROTECT existing mature trees in urban neighborhoods and within key watersheds -- via policy advocacy and the removal of tree-killing invasives. To CONNECT people to the immense multi-faceted value of trees and forests -- via community education and special events.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our strength is forming innovative projects, partnerships, and community events in support of our local trees & forests. Such efforts are needed because Whatcom County is experiencing deforestation from maxed-out development projects, clear-cut logging of healthy, diverse, legacy forests, and from tree-killing or -displacing invasives such as English ivy. Trees enhance the health and resilience of our local communities and are a key way to address the climate and biodiversity crises. Besides capturing carbon, trees... • provide cool spaces for ultra-hot summers • provide mammal, bird & pollinator habitat/biodiversity • reduce stormwater needs and flooding • oxygenate & clean our air and water • support aquatic/riparian habitat near streams • stabilize slopes • save energy by cooling buildings • form effective buffers from traffic • give human health & psychological benefits (reduced stress, more social connection, etc.) • provide natural areas to explore & enjoy.

Ruling year info

2021

Executive Director

Michael Feerer

Main address

4107 Harrison St

Bellingham, WA 98229 USA

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EIN

86-3913386

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (C12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Advocacy/Incentives for Trees

We’re working with private and public landowners (large & small) and policy-makers, using innovative incentives (i.e. carbon credits, land trades, etc.) to protect significant older forests within Whatcom County. Or to infill tree-barren areas where appropriate for multiple benefits.

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Whatcom Million Trees Project

Board of directors
as of 11/02/2022
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Board chair

Laura Weiss

Tim Douglas

Judith Akins

Kyle Bickel

Kim Lund

Amy Brown

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