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 January 19th 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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Watershed Watchers Kits Available Now!

The Birch Bay Watershed Watchers are excited to announce that 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! It's the wet season, so 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 Kendall Burke via email: or call 360-778-6298.

Briana and Joe Peck have lived in Whatcom County for 14 years and in the Salish Breeze neighborhood since 2015. They love their wild neighbors such as herons, gulls, eagles and harbor seals, just to name a few. They do their part to protect those neighbors by reporting pollution and cleaning up trash along beaches and roadways as Watershed Watchers.

NSEA Terrell Creek Work Party

Join Whatcom County and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association on November 6th to help continue restoration along Terrell Creek for chum, coho, and winter steelhead. To register or for more information, visit NSEA's website here.