MAY 2022

May 10 Cordata Neighborhood Community Meeting

Join us back at the Cordata Presbyterian Church on 400 Meadowbrook Court at 7:00 pm.

We have invited Shannon Taysi from the COB to help us better understand options for the Horton Road roundabout public artwork.

To "prime the pump" we will have a display of examples of public art on the walls and give you a chance to share your opinions.

We have also invited Alex McLean, a local artist who has had some of his work displayed across the city.

Masks or proof of vaccinations won't be required, but we have planned the evening to minimize sitting in close contact with each other.

Some light refreshments will be available.

We hope to see you there.

The June 14 meeting will be on the topic of Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness.

We have invited --

Greg Hope, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the COB Fire Department, Office of Emergency Management

Sky Terry, NW Regional Emergency Services Director, Emergency Volunteer Air Corps

We are also including a speaker to provide some information useful to HOA Boards and members.

Cordata Spring Clean

We hope you noticed our parks and trails looked their best in April. We had several teams out with their trash bags, handy picker-upers, and determination to get ready for the summer months.

Thank you to Team #1--Dianne Tudor and Sheryl Tregellis for doing their part.
Bellingham Public Library Presents Children’s Storytimes at Bellis Fair Mall

Get details Here.
Library Survey

We have been sharing information about our efforts to see a library in north Bellingham. As we have explained, the Library Board has hired a consultant firm to help analyze the need for additional library services. To that end, 12 members of the Cordata community will be attending meetings with the consultants later this week.

In addition, the consultants are asking community members to respond to a survey about your use and your views on library services. Please take a minute to respond to this Community Survey.

The following is the press release from the Public Library follows below:

The Bellingham Public Library has engaged a public library consulting firm, Godfrey’s Associates, Inc., to assess the City’s current Library facilities and future community needs.

The public is invited to share input about Bellingham Public Library service and facilities.
The Bellingham Public Library Community Survey is available online in English and Spanish on the Engage Bellingham website. It is also available in print at the Central, Fairhaven and Barkley branches of Bellingham Public Library.

Participants do not need to have a Bellingham Public Library card or an active account to participate. The survey is 16 questions and should take about 5 - 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open May 2 – 31, 2022.
“Responses to this survey will be used to develop a 10-year Facilities Master Plan for the Library,” explained Rebecca Judd, Bellingham Public Library Director. “The plan will guide us in future decisions about the size and types of library facilities we need in Bellingham and where they should be located. We want to know which Library services are most important to our community and what improvements people would like to see”.
The CNA installed our second Free Little Library station. We have a children's and an adult's library box at the CNA Community Garden located at 4770 Cordata Parkway. Stop by to "borrow" a book or "lend" a book.

A big thank you to our FLL librarians; Nada Connor and Paula Franck.

If you have books to donate, contact or through our website.

Sad News for our Furry Friends

WeSNiP is closing. Their message follows:

After 13 years of having the privilege of facilitating low cost dog and cat spay and neuter surgeries in Whatcom County, WeSNip is closing its doors. It has been an honor to make a difference in pet overpopulation while helping people and their pets. A huge thank you to all who have used, supported, and volunteered for our organization. We are grateful to you all! We are proud to have collaborated with, and recommend the following organizations that facilitate low cost dog and cat spay/neuter services in Whatcom County.

If you're looking for a domestic cat appointment, please contact Whatcom Feline Alliance.

For help having your domestic cat or dog altered, please contact the Whatcom Humane Society at (360) 733-2080 and ask for information about their Spay Neuter Assistance Program.

Are you caring for a colony of free roaming/feral cats and need help having them altered? Please contact Rescue Pet Vet at (360) 899-8902 or

The Alternative Humane Society issues low cost dog and cat spay/neuter vouchers for qualifying owners. They can be reached at or (360) 671-7445.

We can't THANK YOU enough for being a part of the solution to pet overpopulation.
Whatcom Conservation District

You may know that Conservation Districts work at the intersection of people and place – providing an ecological understanding and deep connection to the land, resources, and economy -- promoting responsible stewardship, sustainable land management, and support for natural resource-based economies.

Whatcom Conservation District is one of 45 conservation districts in Washington State that were established to carry out conservation programs for current and future generations. The Whatcom Conservation District (District) has supported the residents of Whatcom County since 1946 (76 years), through voluntary land management programs that protect water quality, conserve soil, and enhance fish and wildlife habitat. While the District has worked with rural agricultural landowners since its inception, we have grown in recent years to include support to urban, suburban, and rural residential landowners, and land managers on conserving those same resources. 
The District Board is embarking on the development of a new long-range strategic plan. The plan will frame the future conservation priorities of the District’s programs, activities, and services from 2022-2027. We envision preparing our long-range strategic plan with contributions from community members, partner organizations and groups, and elected officials. It is critical to the Board that we hear from our local community and meet with as many groups and individuals as possible. We have identified multiple pathways for engagement, including an on-line survey, one-on-one collaboration sessions, and a public engagement webinar. These pathways are a starting place for the District to hear from you and begin conversations about priorities. District representatives, board members and staff) are also available to provide an in-person or ZOOM presentation to the Cordata Neighborhood Association.
You can access additional information about the District, our long-range, strategic planning process, and on-line survey by visiting our web page here. You also can access the survey here. The District wants to hear from a broad cross-section of Whatcom County community members about the ongoing and future conservation focus of the District.

We have a lots of reasons to be grateful to live in Cordata. One of things for which we can be very grateful is the work that Community members have done over the past 15 years to make Cordata a better place.

Julie Guy is a true champion for Cordata. She has tirelessly advocated for our community by going to meetings, writing emails and letters, making phone calls, and building coalitions to keep Cordata growth and potential in front of our elected officials.

We are reaping the rewards with the addition of two new parks--Cordata Park and Julianna Park. In the photo above, Julie has an opportunity to pose with her namesake park.
CNA Website
As a reminder, check out our new webpage. We will continue to send monthly newsletters, but the website provides a great deal more information such as the following pages:

Introducing the CNA
All About Cordata
CNA Newsletter
Events and News
Contact and Support

This is the community website, so we invite you to submit your HOA/COA or neighborhood news and events, photos that you'd like to submit that speak to our shared community, and any questions or comments you may have.

If you have a business that you'd like to promote, please feel free to send us text/images as well.

We hope you enjoy the website and find it useful.

And remember to use the "Send Us a Message" form on the Contact and Support page of our new webpage LINK HERE to send us your suggestions for speakers or topics for future community meetings as well as anything else you'd like to share.

We love to hear from our neighbors.
Curious about how US citizens are helping the citizens of Ukraine?

This is a LINK to a bank in Ukraine that is accepting donations for humanitarian aid to the citizens of Ukraine.

The following is a list of organizations that also provide direct relief to Ukraine.

(This one aims to help Ukraine pursue a democratic society that has civil rights for all.)


For an update on Phase 2 of Cordata Park, use the Engage Bellingham LINK.
Looking for alternatives
to calling 911?

Homeless Outreach Team: Weekdays 7am to 9:30pm 360-312-3717

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team: 24/7 –

Report a crime not in progress without a suspect Bellingham Police – Weekdays: 360-778-8804

Report a crime not in progress with a suspect Bellingham Police – Weekdays: 360-676-6911

Dispute Resolution Center – Not a crisis line: Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 360-676-0122
Looking for a place to donate clothes other than "for profit" places? Here's a list that I found on NextDoor. Some of these may not still be accepting, so check it out before you go.
Whatcom Humane Society Thrift Store
Hope House
Agape House
Lighthouse Mission
Bridge2Services and Homes Now
Lydia Place
Y's Buys
Report Non-Emergencies

If you see something that you feel needs to be brought to the attention of the City, e.g., graffiti, broken glass in a bike lane, vandalism, the City wold like you to use their SEE-CLICK-FIX site. You can get more information at SeeClickFix FAQ
We are now able to take CNA Membership fees/donations through Paypal. You may continue to use a check and mail to the address below.

CNA Membership
We \happily accept memberships fees/donations to the Cordata Neighborhood Association. Join either through the Paypal LINK or through regular mail at
PO Box 30061
Bellingham, WA 98228
All donations are tax deductible: ID# 17053217309029

The CNA is proud to support two other funds. Please consider supporting either or both by sending a check to the addresses below.

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


For the most up-to-date information on the virus, go to the Whatcom County Health Department Dashboarrd.

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, April 12 at 7pm via ZOOM for our next
CNA Community Meeting.