Hundreds donate time to projects
Sehome High School student Richie Wight, 19, works to clear a new trail through the Sehome Arboretum on Oct. 27 with other volunteers during Make a Difference Day. By DANNY GAWLOWSKI THE BELLINGHAM HERALD
About 40 people showed up to clear brush in the Sehome Arboretum as part of the Sehome Legacy Project, which will build a trail that runs from the west end of Allen Street and connects with the existing trail system behind Western Washington University’s Birnam Wood apartments.
The trail-building was sponsored by the Sehome REI store and the Washington Trails Association and is a culminating project for six Sehome High School seniors.
Charlie Heggem, REI outreach specialist, said the project will be passed on to the next class of Sehome seniors and possibly seniors at other local high schools.