DIG Debut

Good for Downtown, Good for the Creek, and Good for Business


Raingarden project to debut at the Downtown Bellingham Neighborhood Association meeting

Downtown residents and businesses are invited to join Sustainable Connections, The Downtown Bellingham Partnership, and the City of Bellingham for the Downtown Improvement Gardens (DIG) debut.

Join us for the kickoff event to learn:

• Locations for all 36 gardens
• Details about being a DIG Steward
• Impacts of construction
• Timeline for completion
• How you can help

The raingardens will help treat and infiltrate stormwater from over 80 urban acres that currently flows untreated into Whatcom Creek. DIGs also create attractive urban green spaces downtown, enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety, and help protect sewer ratepayers' investments in the piped collection system.

More information, including a FAQ sheet and project map, can be found on the City of Bellingham's website.


Wednesday, Sep. 25th 2013 at 6-7:30pm

1224 Cornwall Avenue

Bellingham, WA

The Downtown Neighborhood Association meeting is at the Leopold Retirement Residence.

Become a DIG Steward

Downtown businesses can assist with the project by becoming DIG Stewards. These business leaders will help provide oversight and maintenance of the DIGs. In return, the businesses will be recognized for their efforts to enhance our downtown and keep Whatcom Creek clean.

  • Good for downtown
  • Good for the creek
  • Good for business


If you have questions about DIG, would like to become a DIG Street Steward, or would like to find out if your business is near a Downtown Improvement Garden, please contact Rose Lathrop at Sustainable Connections.