Costly Chaos: Difficulties Already Plague State’s Massive Whatcom Water Lawsuit in First Court Hearing

(LYNDEN, Wash.) Local farmers are concerned as troubling questions and legal conflicts already threaten to delay the Washington State Department of Ecology’s massive water rights lawsuit in Whatcom County. The confusion resulting from the massive scale of the growing lawsuit has already led to delays. The size of the lawsuit ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Come Work With Us!

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 ...

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