Whatcom farmers have been working to protect water

Farmers have been accused of not doing their part when it comes to preserving the environment on and around their farm. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Farmers in Whatcom County have taken many measures in recent years to not only improve their sustainability but also work toward the ...

Drayton Harbor ‘Shellebration’ honors local farms for land stewardship

This month marks the 3rd anniversary of the Drayton Harbor Shellfish beds reopening for commercial harvesting. Drayton Harbor suffered from pollution and it took years of effort to clean it up and get the OK for commercial harvesting. Initially 810 acres of shellfish beds reopened, but this year an additional ...

How farmer-supported buffers are protecting our waterways

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Farmers are protecting water in a number of ways. One of the most important is participation in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) administered by the Washington State Conservation Commission. ​In this program farmers receive financial incentives to take farmland out of production to support riparian buffers protecting streams. In ...

Orca & Chinook Recovery

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Will Gov Inslee's $1.1 billion plan for orca and chinook recovery pay off? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Sadly, no. Here are four inconvenient facts that explain why. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/311317656"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]​This one minute video will introduce you to the four inconvenient facts that show why Governor Inslee's $1.1 billion will fail in restoring our ...

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