News update from ENA, April 2022

The ENA Annual Meeting, held on March 23, was a Zoom meeting attended by 32 people. The annual meeting minutes are online at

Thanks to everyone for attending the meeting. Speaker, Ted Carlson, from Sanitary Service Company, talked about single-stream recycling scheduled for a 6-month test in Edgemoor, starting soon. There was also a discussion about the proposed development of the Jones property on Viewcrest Road. Anyone wanting to follow the conversation can join the Jones Edgemoor Subdivision group on Nextdoor Edgemoor at You can also sign up for updates at

The proposed hotel development on 12th and Donovan was also brought up at the meeting. Several people voiced concern about the possibility of increased traffic and lack of parking for events scheduled at the hotel. Here are a few links for further information:

City of Bellingham Application:

Architectural renderings can be seen at:

Other local news of interest…

The City is hosting a volunteer work party on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to noon to restore habitat and improve water quality in Padden Creek. Volunteers are invited to meet in Fairhaven Park to remove invasive plants and spread mulch, which supports the growth of native plants in the area. All ages and abilities are welcome, and no previous volunteer experience is necessary. Tools, gloves, instruction, and snacks are provided, as well as free coffee donated by Woods Coffee and free pizza donated by Papa John’s Pizza. Please register in advance for this free event. Spots are limited! We hope to see you there. Sign up here:

This is one of several family-friendly activities the City is offering to celebrate Earth Day. Other activities include a community art project, photo contest, Children’s Storytimes, themed book lists for children and adults, self-guided tours, and more. Find a full list and details at

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