National Expert: Collaborative Process Best to Deliver Nooksack Water & Flood Solutions, Certainty

New report from former Asst. Solicitor to US Dept. of Interior says process not only would solve Nooksack water rights issues, but also support needed conservation and infrastructure projects impossible under litigation (LYNDEN, Wash.) Salmon habitat restoration, water supply infrastructure, flood prevention and other crucial work needed in the Nooksack ...

Whatcom farmers share north Whatcom mayors’ concern over Ecology’s misleading statements, stalled collaboration

Farming community joins other local leaders’ calls to reinvigorate county-wide collaboration on flooding, water access solutions (LYNDEN, Wash.) Whatcom Family Farmers agrees with the mayors of five Whatcom cities, who are expressing their concerns about the Washington Department of Ecology’s troubling efforts to promote a harmful legal action against local ...

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Whatcom Family Farmers is seeking a part-time Education Coordinator to plan and coordinate delivery of our education programs, which utilize both digital and in-person platforms and target all age levels with age-appropriate content. If you have a passion for education and are interested in growing public support for and understanding ...

2022-03-10T16:54:28-08:00Education|

Farmers Join North Whatcom Cities in Plea for State Leaders to Stop Ignoring Water Management Crisis

PRESS RELEASE - February 3, 2022 Contact: Dillon Honcoop, dhoncoop@savefamilyfarming.org   Farmers Join North Whatcom Cities in Plea for State Leaders to Stop Ignoring Water Management Crisis   Mayors of Sumas, Everson, Nooksack, Lynden and Ferndale blast state leaders for leaving major water crisis “virtually unnoticed”   (LYNDEN, Wash.) The ...

2022-03-16T15:24:42-07:00Press Releases|

Farming community calls for comprehensive fixes to Whatcom flood, water management problems

PRESS RELEASE - January 5, 2021 Contact: Dillon Honcoop - dhoncoop@savefamilyfarming.org Whatcom Family Farmers president: “A comprehensive effort to pursue all possible solutions… must begin immediately” (LYNDEN, Wash.) As wide swaths of north Whatcom County continue to clean up and rebuild after November’s devastating flooding disaster, the local farming community ...

As Fishtrap Creek dries up, north Whatcom farmer points to solutions needed for climate change impacts

Some farmers unable to irrigate, want to move any remaining water use off of streams to protect fish and help crops as increasingly dry summers choke stream flow; but antiquated rules stand in the way   (LYNDEN, Wash.) - Terry Lenssen doesn’t want to use the Fishtrap Creek ...

Local Indian-Sikh farmers thank Seattle City Council for supporting protesting farmers in India, ask for help against threats here

PRESS RELEASE - January 13, 2021 Contact: Dillon Honcoop, (360) 815-7368, dhoncoop@savefamilyfarming.org Local Indian-Sikh farmers thank Seattle City Council for supporting protesting farmers in India, ask for help against threats here Farmers in Whatcom County, like farmers in India, face devastating government actions proposed without their input (BELLINGHAM, Wash.) A ...

2021-01-15T01:11:18-08:00Press|

Whatcom farmers ask partnerships, not courts, be allowed to resolve Nooksack water issues

This op-ed written by Rich Appel originally appeared in the Bellingham Herald on Nov. 13, 2020.  Salmon are part of what makes Whatcom County such a beautiful place to live. Farms play a large role in protecting salmon, however, both farms and salmon are in peril. The Lummi Nation and ...

2020-12-21T21:22:01-08:00Clean Water, Salmon Recovery|
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