WHATCOM — Funding a farming dream can be one of the trickier parts of the equation. Yet many farmers may not be aware of resources available for financial support.

The Whatcom Conservation District invites everyone to a networking event from 6 to 8 p.m.  Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Ferndale WECU, 5659 Barrett Rd., as part of the Whatcom Farm Speaker Series. Come make direct connection with funding agencies and hear from a panel of local farmers about their successful grant and financing applications. 

Also, the Whatcom Conservation District announces a hands-on opportunity to participate locally in Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day, which is Saturday, Oct. 19. A co-host is the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association.

From 9 a.m. to noon there will be restoration of critical chinook salmon habitat along the Nooksack River. The gathering point for parking is the Northwest Indian College, 2522 Kwina Rd., Bellingham, on the Lummi Reservation.

Overall, more than 70 events are planned around the Salish Sea on that day for creating healthy waters and shoreline for critically endangered orca whales.