BIRCH BAY WATERSHED & AQUATIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

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.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Advisory Committee Meeting:

The annual retreat will be held April 1, 2020 at the Cannery Lodge in Semiahmoo Park.

*Parking fees will be covered for individuals attending the meeting. Please bring your Discover Pass if you have one.

NEWS & EVENTS

*Click here for a full list of upcoming and past events.

Deadline: Open until filled

BBWARM Citizen Advisory Committee Vacancy

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District Citizen Advisory Committee still has one vacant position for a four-year term starting February 1, 2020. The BBWARM Committee assists and makes recommendations to the Flood Control Zone District Board of Supervisors regarding implementing the BBWARM District stormwater program. Advisory Committee members represent the local community and BBWARM rate payers’ interests in the stormwater program for Birch Bay. Birch Bay residents interested in stormwater, water quality, and aquatic habitat in the Birch Bay watershed are encouraged to apply.

Application instructions and forms are available here or at the County Council office at the Whatcom County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 105, Bellingham.

Apply ASAP to be considered. The position is open until filled.

For more info, contact Lars Olson: (360) 778-6298 | LOlson@co.whatcom.wa.us.

April 4, 2020

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NSEA Terrell Creek Work Party

Park at 7039 Jackson Rd

Join NSEA and BBWARM as we continue to restore a forest for salmon along Terrell Creek. From Bellingham, head north on I-5 and take Exit 266 (WA-548 N/ Grandview Rd). Turn left on Grandview Rd and continue for 7 miles. Turn right on Jackson Rd and park at the former Birch Bay Bible Community Church (7039 Jackson Rd Blaine). Look for the blue NSEA tents to sign in and catch a shuttle to the site!

We’ll bring the tools and gloves – all you have to do is wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.

Bring your friends, family and enthusiasm, and we’ll see you at the creek! All ages are welcome. Volunteers under 18 years old must bring a Youth Liability Release Form. Minors under 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Click here for more information.

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: LOlson@co.whatcom.wa.us 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.