News & Events
Lake Whatcom Policy Group Meeting September 23, 2020
The Lake Whatcom Policy Group will hold a virtual meeting on Wednesday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m. This meeting is a public meeting. To attend, use the link and instructions provided on the meeting agenda.
Posted: September 16, 2020
Whatcom Water Week starts this Saturday!
Whatcom Water Week is September 12 - 19. Events this year include a self-guided Lake Whatcom tour on the Chanterelle Trail in Lake Whatcom Park. There are more self-guided tours and scavenger hunts, webinars, interactive games, riddles, and virtual tours so you can learn about Whatcom Water while social distancing!
Visit www.whatcomwaterweeks.org for event details and to learn how to participate in the Explore Some More passport. Each event you participate in will give you the opportunity to enter into a prize drawing.
Want to learn more about water quality in our region?
Check out Water Currents, a new e-newsletter from Washington State University Extension. The Fall 2020 issue includes articles about water quality problems in rainwater runoff (stormwater), toxins leaching from roofs, the “first flush” from fall rains, and a new two-day course for anyone who wants to help clean up our waterways in the event of an oil spill.
Read the newsletter and sign up to get it delivered to your inbox quarterly.
Posted September 9, 2020
Stewards of the Lake Guidebook arriving in mailboxes this week
Stewards of the Lake: A Guide to Living in the Lake Whatcom Watershed will be arriving in Lake Whatcom watershed residents' mailboxes this week. This guidebook provides information and resources to help residents protect water quality and watershed health. Curious about what the government is doing to help? There is information on that too.
Visit our Resident Guide page to download a copy of the guidebook and access additional resources and information.
Posted July 22, 2020
Lake Whatcom 2020-2024 Work Plan approved
The Lake Whatcom 2020-2024 Work Plan has now been approved by each of the three respective jurisdictions. The Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District approved the plan at their June 10 Board of Commissioners meeting. Whatcom County Council approved the plan at their July 7 Council Meeting. Bellingham City Council approved the plan at their July 20 Council Meeting.
Posted: July 22, 2020
Lake Whatcom 2020-2024 Work Plan and responses to comments now available
The Bellingham City Council, the Whatcom County Council, and the Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District Board of Commissioners were slated to vote on final approval of the new Lake Whatcom 2020-2024 Work Plan during their meeting on March 25. Instead, approval of the final work plan will occur at upcoming meetings to be held by each of the three respective jurisdictions.
Posted: March 27, 2020
CANCELLED: March 25, 2020 Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission Annual Meeting
The annual Lake Whatcom Joint Councils and Commission meeting is cancelled due to public health concerns related to COVID-19 and in conformity with Whatcom County Health Department's recent emergency declaration regarding large meetings.
Posted: March 13, 2020
Draft Lake Whatcom Management Program Work Plan Available for Review
As Lake Whatcom Management Program partners, the City of Bellingham, Whatcom County, and Lake Whatcom Water and Sewer District work together to develop a coordinated five year work plan to meet program goals for the protection of Lake Whatcom and its watershed. The 2020-2024 draft work plan is now available for public review and comment.
Posted: February 5, 2020