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.


Advisory Committee Meeting:

The next BBWARM Advisory Committee meeting will be held via Zoom on September 15, from 6-8pm. This meeting is open to the public. The Zoom meeting info will be posted on our Advisory Committee page.


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Join Us for a Fun Volunteer Celebration in Birch Bay! Hats, Popsicles, Naturalist Walks, and a Beach Clean-up!

Low tides, free parking, guided naturalist beach walks, and free popsicles are just a few of the exciting things happening at Birch Bay State Park for the “Watershed Watchers: Day at the Beach” event on June 12th from noon to 3pm! Join Birch Bay Watershed & Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District and Whatcom Conservation District (WCD) to celebrate and appreciate current and new local volunteers in the Watershed Watchers program, while enjoying a summer day at the beach.

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Watershed Watchers Adopt-a-Block Kits Available Now!

The Birch Bay Watershed Watchers are excited to announce that the Adopt-a-Block kits are now available to check out at the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center! Do you know a street, park, or portion of beach that could use a little extra love? If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for individuals, community groups, and businesses to adopt portions of the community and commit to keep them free of garbage, debris and other contaminants. The kits are supplied with lawn signs, safety vests, trash pickers, garbage bags, gloves, and storm drain markers. For more information, please contact Lars Olson via email: or call 360-778-6298.

Adopt-a-Block Lawn Signs

Would you like your very own BBWARM Watershed Watchers Adopt-a-Block lawn sign? Adopt a section of road, beach, stream or park within Birch Bay and commit to keeping it free of trash and debris- it's that simple! As the saying goes, many hands make light work. Let's all pitch in and keep this beautiful bay clean! To get involved in the program, contact Holly Faulstich.