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. 


Join your neighbors on February 18th to restore salmon habitat along Terrell Creek! NSEA, BBWARM & Whatcom CD are hosting a stream restoration work party. During the work party, community members will plant native plants along the creek to help the chum, coho, and winter steelhead that call Terrell Creek home. Native plants help salmon by protecting stream banks from erosion, providing shade, and filtering harmful pollutants in rain runoff. Gloves and tools are provided. Parking will be at 7039 Jackson Road. The planting will take place from 9AM to 12PM.


BBWARM Advisory Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the BBWARM Advisory Committee will be held on April 19th from 6-8pm at the Birch Bay Visitor Information Center. The general public is invited to join us, and a public comment period will be held at the beginning of the meeting. 

You can view the 2023 meeting schedule, documents, and Zoom link on the BBWARM Advisory Committee website.  


Have you ever seen a stormwater-related issue and didn’t know what to do about it? Whatcom County Public Works has a quick and easy way to report problems. This form is sent directly to Whatcom County staff who can help address the issues.  

The link to the form can be found at the top of the Public Works website

Use the “Flooding and Drainage Problems” category on this form to report signs of stormwater infrastructure issues such as: 

Use the “Water Quality - pollution and spills” category on this form to report pollution-related issues like: