Our Gratitude Overflows - Giving Thanks this Holiday Season


Dear Friends,

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and our gratitude is overflowing. On behalf of all the kids who get to explore outside with Wild Whatcom, and all those we hope to serve in the future – THANK YOU.
You are truly change-makers. In the face of ften difficult orld news, you are nourishing hope by developing youth who care about the earth, understand our interconnectedness, and have the skills to lead collaboratively. 

You deserve to feel extremely proud of what you’ve accomplished this year. You are making a difference, child-by-child, and we are profoundly grateful.

  • 4,000 participant hours – time kids spent outdoors, roaming and romping, learning and growing with Wild Whatcom.

  • ,000 community service hours – kids giving back in meaningful ways.

  • $1,000 in scholarships – bringing the joy of nature to those who otherwise would not have had the opportunity.

  • Over 1,500 youth in our programs, with more focus on eaching kids in Title 1 school and those with disabilities.

We use resources wisely so we can prioritize what matters most – spending time outside with kids to inspire them to love the outdoors, relish community service, and lead with compassion and respect. While our outreach is sometimes limited, please don’t interpret this as lack of appreciation. We are awed by your generosity and filled with gratitude.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones – may your holidays be restorative and delicious.

Emily Barnett Highleyman
Executive Director