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 ...

BC Pollution Fouls Whatcom Waterways; Farmers Demand WA, Canadian Leaders Take Action

‘Massive’ bacterial counts–as much as 260 times the allowable limit–threaten shellfish, endangered salmon despite Whatcom farmers’ efforts to protect water quality in Nooksack River, tributaries (LYNDEN, Wash.) In a new letter to Washington state, tribal and Canadian officials, farmers in Whatcom County are shedding light on a troubling trend of ...

Full letter from Whatcom Family Farmers, North Lynden Watershed Improvement District on BC Pollution Concerns

Governor Jay Inslee Office of the Governor PO Box 40002 Olympia, WA 98504-0002 Honourable David Eby Office of the Premier PO Box 9041 Stn Prov Govt Victoria, BC V8W 9E1 June 5, 2023 To Governor Jay Inslee and Honourable David Eby, This is to call your attention to an urgent ...

Gov’t Memo: BC must work to resolve pollution discharge into US waters in Whatcom County

In a June 5 memorandum, the Whatcom Clean Water Program, a partnership of federal, state and local governments, detailed concerns about pollution from BC entering Whatcom County streams at the international border, causing "alarmingly higher" levels of pollution than seen in other nearby areas in the Nooksack River watershed. This ...

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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