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 ...

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 ...

Whatcom Family Farmers joins coalition calling on Inslee to save key conservation program

On Thursday, August 24th, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that they will be restructuring or canceling up to 334 Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) contracts with working landowners across the state beginning October 1, 2023. Whatcom Family Farmers, together with a coalition of farmers and environmental advocates, are ...

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 ...

Whatcom Family Farmers-Education Auction: March 13-19, 2023

Whatcom Family Farmers-Education online auction "Growing Our Future Together," returns on March 13-19, 2023 Thank you to our Title Sponsor: At Whatcom Family Farmers - Education, our mission is to preserve the legacy and future of family farming in Whatcom County by educating and connecting our community with the people ...

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