Effective April 1, Washington Department of Health will lift spring season harvest restrictions on approximately 800 acres of important Lummi Nation shellfish beds in Portage Bay. This significant achievement is due to the pollution prevention actions of community members who have helped to improve water quality in the Nooksack River watershed and Portage Bay. When diverse groups come together, we can achieve community solutions for clean water.
Are you a sound horsekeeper?
Robin Probst is on her way…and her land and animals are thankful for it! As the winner of the 2018 spring Sound Horsekeeping Design Competition, Robin received a $3,000 grant toward on-farm stewardship projects. The design competition and grant are provided in collaboration between the Northwest Horse Source and the Whatcom Conservation District.
Thank you to all who joined us for the work party!
Over 80 community members of all ages came together on Saturday, November 10th to participate in the inaugural Puget Sound Orca Recovery Day. Whatcom CD was proud to partner with Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association and Whatcom Land Trust to organize the work party at Butler Creek, a salmon-bearing waterway near Lake Terrell.
Whatcom Conservation District nominated Rich Appel of Appel Farms for his environmental leadership in the Whatcom County agricultural community. On November 27, 2018 he was awarded the Vim Wright ‘Building Bridges’ award at the 2018 annual meeting of the Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) in Kennewick, WA.
Over 250 parents, kids, volunteers, runners, walkers, grandparents, dog owners, and community members joined the Chums of Terrell Creek to celebrate Healthy Water, Healthy People on a cloudy and damp Saturday, September 15th. The 6th Annual Run with the Chums 5k Fun Run/Walk was a huge success.
Whatcom Conservation District now has a small manure spreader available for loan to landowners in Whatcom County. Contact us to learn how you can use the spreader on your farm! 360-526-2381
Northwest Horse Source & Whatcom Conservation District Design Competition
What would you do with $3000 for on-farm improvements?
Whatcom Conservation District Board of Supervisors
Shellfish harvesting in Birch Bay is rooted in the culture of Whatcom County. After a decade of pollution-related closure, there is cause for celebration, as the shellfish growing area at the mouth of Terrell Creek is once again open to harvest!