Welcome to the BBWARM website
Heron sitting on a dock in lower Terrell Creek.

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District  was created in response to community concerns about water quality, flooding, and loss of aquatic habitat in the Birch Bay Watershed.  BBWARM’s stormwater program focuses on protecting water quality and reducing stormwater impacts. Explore our website to learn more about what BBWARM is doing and how you can get involved.

Thank you,

BBWARM Advisory Committee &
Whatcom County Public Works

 News & Events
  • Great News! Shellfish Beds Now Reopen for Harvesting in Birch Bay After 10 years of closure due to fecal coliform pollution, the Washington State Department of Health upgraded 129 acres of shellfish beds in Birch Bay from Prohibited to Approved for ...
    Posted Jan 25, 2018, 11:25 AM by Holly Faulstich
  • Terrell Creek Community Work Party Join Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) on Saturday, October 21 from 9-12pm to restore salmon habitat along Terrell Creek by planting native trees and shrubs at a scenic restoration ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 3:07 PM by Holly Faulstich
  • Private Stormwater Facility Maintenance Workshop If you are part of a development with a private stormwater facility, it is required by law to be regularly maintained. To assist homeowners in understanding and evaluating the maintenance ...
    Posted Oct 19, 2017, 3:10 PM by Holly Faulstich
  • Walk 'n Wag in the Park Bring your family and furry friends down to Birch Bay State Park on Friday, August 25 from 5-7pm for a 3k walk/run and a variety of fun activities ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 2:58 PM by Holly Faulstich
  • Run with the Chums - 5k Fun Run/Walk Join the Chums of Terrell Creek for this fun event during Whatcom Water Week.  Run or walk on a scenic loop through the BP Highlands and learn more about watershed ...
    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 9:00 AM by Holly Faulstich
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Education & Outreach
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