Our Programs

Photo by T. Ward, 2015

The Lake Whatcom Management Program supports a variety of different programs and projects in the Lake Whatcom Watershed. All management activities are guided by five-year work plans that are organized around ten program areas. Specific programs and projects that are being implemented as part of the current work plan are highlighted below.

Management Program Areas

The implementation of the Lake Whatcom Management Program is guided by five-year work plans that are organized around ten program areas.

Capital Improvement Projects

Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham are implementing capital improvement projects in the watershed to help reduce the amount of stormwater runoff entering Lake Whatcom.

Homeowner Incentive Program

The Homeowner Incentive Program provides assistance to Lake Whatcom watershed residents to complete water quality landscape improvements on their property that reduce runoff and pollution entering the lake.

Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program

The Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program aims to prevent the introduction of zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species to Lake Whatcom.

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