Note: Reconnect Earth has instituted new health guidelines for the fall season to help keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic:
-All participants are required to wear a face mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines while on trips.
-All participants must check their temperature before the trip. You may do so at home, or use our no-touch thermometer when you arrive. Please do not come on the trip if you have a fever.
-Also please refrain from coming if you have any of the following symptoms that aren’t attributable to other causes: dry cough, chills, congestion/runny nose, unusual significant fatigue, sore throat, muscle/body aches, nausea/vomiting, shortness of breath not caused by exercise, persistent new diarrhea (longer than 24 hours), new loss of taste or smell.
If you have any questions about COVID-19 safety precautions, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Searching for Fall Salmon
Witness one of the most iconic wildlife spectacles in our region: the return of migrating salmon to their ancestral spawning grounds. We’ll follow Chuckanut Creek through Arroyo Park–and if we’re lucky, we’ll get to see these big, powerful fish up close. We’ll take a break for a conversation about the Indigenous history of what is now Northwest Washington, and Indigenous uses of the salmon that have provided food for people since time immemorial.
When: Saturday, November 14th, 1:00pm – 4:00pm*
Location: Meet at the Arroyo Park parking area off Old Samish Road (a 10 minute drive or 15 minute bike ride from WWU).
What to bring: A full water bottle and clothing to keep you dry in case of rain. Sturdy shoes recommended.
Difficulty level: Easy (slight uphills and downhills; potentially wheelchair accessible, though not ADA-approved).
Suggested donation: $10. Register
Reconnect Earth would like to respectfully acknowledge that our Fall 2020 trips take place on the traditional, sovereign territory of the Lummi, Nooksack, and other Indigenous peoples. In visiting these places we travel through landscapes whose recent history includes theft, genocide, and the displacement of Indigenous and other marginalized groups. We challenge ourselves and other to actively push back against these historic and present-day injustices on our trips and in our daily lives.
*Trip end times are approximate. While we’ll do our best to get back to the trip’s starting point by the posted end time, we suggest not making plans that depend on finishing right on time. Some trips may also conclude slightly earlier than the advertised time.