May 2021

May 2021
Do you wish you could recycle more materials than our current services allow? A new service is coming to town to help us out with that. Ridwell, Inc. provides recycling services for items like light bulbs, household batteries, plastic film, clothing shoes, other textiles and many more.

We have invited a rep from the company to tell us more about it at our May 11 meeting. If you can't wait, here's a link to learn more and indicate your interest in the service. Ridwell Link

Design elements for this next phase of a downtown park development include a new waterfront trail, overlooks, seating areas, and shoreline planting, flexible lawn space, a restroom building, and opportunities for art are also planned. Comments and questions are invited. Feedback on the conceptual design images for this next phase of the park will be considered as design and permitting continues through the end of this year.

A presentation can be accessed here: Waypoint
The Whatcom Council of Governments has asked to share a survey. The survey has been developed to assist in the 2022 update to our region's Transportation Plan.

You can take the SURVEY here.
CNA Website Content

As we build our new CNA Website, we need to reach out to our Cordata neighbors for some help.

One of the pages of our website will be a resource page for the HOA/COA communities in Cordata. We would like to offer a site for neighborhoods to post news and events and to celebrate what makes each neighborhood special. We also would like this page to be a resource for Board members to find and share resources and ideas with other neighborhood Board members.

To that end, we have been trying to locate contact information from current Board members in our Cordata communities so we can reach out to see whether this resource page would be of interest to them.

So, we are asking for your help. If you live in one of the following communities, please send an email to to give us the name of your Board president or other officer with an email address. We very much appreciate your help.

Bedford Homes Hillspring COA
Brookdale Larabee Springs So. Ph1A
Centre Pointe Maples In the Reserve
Cordata Cottages/ Meadowbrook Condo
Celia Place Sterling Meadows
Darby Estates Stoneybrook
Digby Heights HOA The Heights @ Cordata
Festival Square Villages at Cordata North
Fir Ridge I Villages at Cordata South
Fir Ridge II
Green Vista
Park Party

The Cordata Neighborhood Association invites you to join your neighbors at our new Cordata Park on June 26 from 10am to 2pm.

We will host all the following groups:
  • Cordata Neighborhood Board
  • Parks and Recreation
  • League of Women Voters
  • King Mountain Neighborhood Board
  • Whatcom Community College
  • Whatcom Community Garden
Learn more about your community, meet some new neighbors, enjoy some cookies, and enjoy what we hope is beautiful weather for a beautiful day at our beautiful new park.
Cordata Park on June 26, 2021
from 10am to 2pm
May 11 Community Meeting

This month's meeting will include a presentation by Jonathon Schilk, landscape architect for the COB Parks Department, about the plans for the second phase of Cordata Park. We will also hear from Shannon Taysi, program specialist for the COB, who will ask for our opinions about art work budgets. Finally, Natale Zsabo, representing the Ridwell company, will explain an opportunity for a recycling subscription service.

The Zoom link is below:

Topic: Cordata Community Meeting
Time: May 11, 2021 7:00 PM

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Passcode: 123456
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Cordata is the first neighborhood group to fund scholarships — 14 and counting!
WCC students are benefitting from the formation of a scholarship fund by the Cordata Neighborhood Association.

The effort was the first of its kind to lift up neighborhood students — especially incoming Meridian High School graduates — and was spearheaded by WCC Foundation Board Director Beverly Jacobs.

“Our neighborhood takes pride in the fact that individuals in our community are willing to contribute what they can to help other people to better themselves with an education. So far, we are the only neighborhood association to do this. We are very, very proud of these students.”

Since 2016, the Cordata Neighborhood Association has raised just shy of $40,000 for WCC students, and has supported 14 scholarship recipients, with more to come.

This article first appeard in the Whatcom Community College Foundation Newsletter. You can sign up for future Foundation communication here:

Our April community meeting included a presentation from Darcy Jones, Chief Engineer for CaiTec International on the future developlment plans for Larabee Springs. You can access the presentation through the link below.

The presentation is in Dropbox. If you cannot access through Dropbox, you can send an email HERE to request a copy be sent directly to you.
We are now able to take donations through Paypal. You may continue to use a check and mail to the addtresses below. If you choose to use this Paypal Link please also send an email to this CNA Link with your name, address, the amount of your donation and which of the following you choose to fund :

  1. Membership
  2. Scholarships
  3. Children's Library

CNA Membership
We are still happily accepting memberships to the Cordata Neighborhood Association. Our suggested donation for dues is $10 per person/per year, but all membership applications are accepted. Join either through the Paypal link above, through email LINK, or through regular mail at
PO Box 30061
Bellingham, WA 98228

Donations to CNA Scholarship Fund
Whatcom Community College Foundation,
237 W Kellogg Road,
Bellingham, WA 98226-9912

Donations to a Children's Room in our Prospective Cordata Branch Library
Whatcom Community Foundation
Attn: Children's Library Fund
1500 Cornwall, #202
Bellingham, WA 98225

All donations are tax deductable. ID# 17053217309029


For the most up-to-date information on the virus, go to the Center for Disease Control website.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors has a Facebook page as well as a Hotline: 360-778-2762.

Bellingham Food Bank website is providing food boxes.

The Nextdoor app or website to stay in touch with your immediate neighbors.
Common Sense Media has resources for parents and caregivers working with children at home.

The Bellingham Library online has resources for children and adults.

Support local businesses with the help of this website.

There are lots of videos on YouTube for sewing masks. But here's a DIY mask that doesn't require a sewing machine.
Questions, Comments, Suggestions for the City or County Representatives?

See you Tuesday, May 11 at 7pm for our next CNA Community meeting.