Whatcom blueberry farmer urges community to be educated on water issues

Paul Sangha and his family have been farming in Whatcom County for about 30 years.  “I'm a first-generation Punjabi Sikh berry farmer in Whatcom County,” Sangha said. He is a blueberry farmer.  “My biggest fear with what we are headed into right now is not just for my ...

Environmental advocate calls for collaboration on water issues

Christine Woodward is the chair for the Portage Bay Shellfish Protection District.  “I think one of the first and foremost things about the partnership between farms and salmon is respect,” she said.  Farmers play a very important role in Whatcom County, she added. They provide our food source, ...

2020-12-15T17:43:14+00:00Clean Water, Salmon Recovery|

Whatcom farmers have been working to protect water

Farmers have been accused of not doing their part when it comes to preserving the environment on and around their farm. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Farmers in Whatcom County have taken many measures in recent years to not only improve their sustainability but also work toward the ...

How farmer-supported buffers are protecting our waterways

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Farmers are protecting water in a number of ways. One of the most important is participation in the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) administered by the Washington State Conservation Commission. ​In this program farmers receive financial incentives to take farmland out of production to support riparian buffers protecting streams. In ...

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