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 ...

Water Quality Info

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ABOUT WATER QUALITY [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]WA State Dept of Ag Letter to Canadian Authorities Dec 2015 Re High Bacteria Counts[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Solving the Water Quality Puzzle

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] A WHATCOM FAMILY FARMERS FACT SHEET [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyNTAwJTIyJTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjIxMDAlMjUlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LnNjcmliZC5jb20lMkZlbWJlZHMlMkYzMDM0ODc0ODglMkZjb250ZW50JTNGYWNjZXNzX2tleSUzRGtleS1PajZuSUc1UzJLSkM0YzFWSXR2aSUyNmFtcCUzQmpzYXBpJTNEdHJ1ZSUyNmFtcCUzQnhkbV9lJTNEaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy53aGF0Y29tZmFtaWx5ZmFybWVycy5vcmclMjZhbXAlM0J4ZG1fYyUzRGRlZmF1bHQwJTI2YW1wJTNCeGRtX3AlM0QxJTIyJTIwaWQlM0QlMjIlMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMmJvcmRlciUzQSUyMDBweCUzQiUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmlmcmFtZSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row]

2020-08-21T02:33:32+00:00Advocacy, Clean Water|

Great News on Water Quality

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] THE FACTS ARE IN: WATER QUALITY IN WHATCOM COUNTY IS IMPROVING [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="494" img_size="large"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Evidence mounts for non-farming sources of existing contamination [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/243210882"][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Fishtrap Creek at the US Canada border. This creek originates in Canada and flows into the Nooksack river after passing numerous dairy farms ...

Water Quality

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Where is the bacteria contamination in Whatcom County coming from? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link="https://player.vimeo.com/video/169564312"][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] WHATCOM FAMILY DAIRY FARMERS AND WATER QUALITY Whatcom's family dairy farmers care about clean water and have made tremendous progress in minimizing impacts from dairy farms. Still, accusations about water pollution from dairies continues. So ...

Do Manure Lagoons Leak?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] DO MANURE LAGOONS LEAK AND POLLUTE? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Western Environmental Law Center's Andrea Rodgers keeps insisting that manure lagoons leak massive amount of manure into groundwater and that causes pollution leading to a public health crisis of "first order." She doesn't have her science right at all. Do manure lagoons leak? ...

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