Whatcom Residents Again Pack Water Rights Event

Water, legal experts delivered valuable guidance in second informational event; first event in November was standing room-only (LYNDEN, Wash.) Whatcom County residents packed the room for a special informational event in Lynden Wednesday evening, March 27th, where they learned how to prepare for the state’s upcoming water rights adjudication ...

2024-04-08T14:31:09-07:00Protecting Your Water|

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

2023-03-29T14:15:29-07:00Education, Events, Uncategorized|

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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