Whatcom Family Farmers Reacts to Nooksack Water Rights Adjudication Court Filing

The state’s official court filing of the water rights adjudication for the Nooksack Basin is a sad moment for our farming community in Whatcom County. While we knew the adjudication filing was coming for some time, it still reflects a major milestone. Despite the many efforts by Whatcom farmers to ...

Making Sure You’re Prepared for Adjudication: Water Rights Educational Event Planned in Lynden March 27

Click here for March 27 Event Details Water, legal experts to give local residents valuable guidance in second informational event; first event in November was standing room-only (LYNDEN, Wash.) Whatcom County residents are invited to a special informational event in Lynden on the evening of Wednesday, March 27th, where ...

Ecology Giving Unfair ‘Free Pass’ for Major Whatcom Water Use

In new comments, farmers criticize state regulators’ proposal to exempt residential irrigation in upcoming Whatcom water court case, saying move amounts to illegal change of state law (LYNDEN, Wash.) New proposed claim forms that Whatcom water users would have to submit in court to try to keep their water rights ...

Protecting Your Water: Understanding The Water Rights Lawsuit

March 27, 2024  |  6:30 - 8:30 pm Northwest Washington Fairgrounds Peoples Bank Farm Pavilion Your RSVP is not required, but is appreciated so we know how many plan to attend. RSVP Today! Whatcom County residents are invited to a special informational event in Lynden on ...

Bracing for Upcoming Whatcom Water Lawsuit, Hundreds Gather in Lynden to Learn from Experts

Local residents packed a meeting this past week featuring experts outlining how they can protect their water access, as a state lawsuit on water rights in Whatcom County is expected to begin this coming spring. Over 300 people heard from prominent water rights lawyers and technical experts who led the ...

Whatcom Family Farmers’ Farmer Rally 2023

Help unify the local farming community by attending our 2023 Farmer Rally this November 8 at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds' Peoples Bank Farm Pavilion! We will begin in the afternoon with an educational session for Whatcom County landowners: Protecting Your Water. Our annual Farmer Rally kicks off 4:30 pm ...

Why Whatcom County’s Proposed Food Plan Falls Short

Whatcom Family Farmers, Whatcom County Farm Bureau issue joint statement voicing local farming community’s concerns with Whatcom County’s recently-proposed Food System Plan. April 20, 2023 Food Systems Report Comments County Council members and Food System Committee: Whatcom Family Farmers is a non-profit organization representing many farmers and farm-related businesses in ...

Tell lawmakers to support stewardship and farming

Washington state lawmakers in both the Senate and the House will be holding executive sessions and recommending whether or not to pass two important bills, SB 5353 and HB 1421, that consider re-opening enrollment and adding funding to the Voluntary Stewardship Program (VSP). We are asking you to contact ...

Ecology’s Water “Solutions Showcase” Highlights Keys to Success in Yakima Basin

Countering Ecology’s focus on adjudication in Whatcom, leaders in the Yakima Integrated Water Plan explain cooperation and trust are essential to resolving water issues and show how litigation “stymied” progress on solving Yakima Basin issues for decades (LYNDEN, Wash.) The State Department of Ecology sponsored a “Solutions Showcase” on ...

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