Join the growing movement to solve Whatcom flood & water issues now

Do you agree that we cannot wait to do everything possible to prevent another Nooksack River flooding disaster? If so, we need your support to get solutions happening right away! Read more on solutions here. Join the campaign to make sure all possible flood prevention and water management options are ...

New state program helps farmers with injuries, health issues, disabilities

New to Washington State is a program to connect people in agriculture with resources available to them to help with a broad range of injuries that occur on and off the farm. Based in Skagit County and operating out of the WSU-Skagit Extension office, Kristen Hinton-Vanvalkenberg is the program ...

New salmon habitat project shows Whatcom farmers are serious about collaborating to restore fish

News of a newly-completed salmon habitat restoration project in the midst of farmland near Lynden is underscoring farmers’ commitment to the long-term collaborative restoration work needed to help critically-endangered salmon populations in the Nooksack River Basin. Farmers in Whatcom County have been saying they want to bring together the local ...

Heat Storm Fallout

Berry growers are reeling from the unprecedented heat wave in late June. There was clear damage to the early raspberry crop resulting in a loss in volume and downgrades in pack styles. Impacts on the canes producing the 2022 crop are not yet understood but there will be some ...

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As drought worsens, Whatcom farmers call for immediate action to protect fish, farming

Farmers urge all parties to come to the table and begin collaborative work to safeguard both endangered salmon and local farming, as drought underscores risks of inaction As drought conditions worsen and stream flows plummet in the wake of an historic heatwave, Whatcom County farmers are calling for all parties ...

“We’re saying, let’s start working together … right now.”

“This has to be a process of the community coming together. ... Hearing everyone’s concerns and working together to make real, long lasting solutions, rather than hashing it out in a courtroom where everyone is pitted against each other.” Governor Inslee recently signed his $59 million budget, which ...

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