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 next regular business meeting will be held December 11, 2019 from 6-8pm at the BP Heron Center 7290 Birch Bay Dr, Blaine, WA.

*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.

December 11, 2019

6:00 PM-8:00 PM

December Advisory Committee Meeting

BP Heron Center, Birch Bay State Park

The next Advisory Committee meeting will be held December 11, 2019 from 6-8pm at the BP Heron Center 7290 Birch Bay Dr, Blaine, WA.

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

Deadline: January 7, 2020

BBWARM Citizen Advisory Committee Vacancies

The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District Citizen Advisory Committee has two vacant positions for four-year terms starting in February 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.

Applications are due on January 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

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

Construction by Iverson Earth Works, LLC began on Monday, September 16, 2019.

This project will improve drainage along Birch Bay Drive by installing an upsized storm pipe conveyance system along Birch Bay Drive between Pt. Whitehorn Road and Holeman Ave. This project will also construct a new outfall off of Pt. Whitehorn Road into an existing pond as the existing outfall ditch to the Beaver Pond is becoming heavily incised and eroded. Click here for more information on this Capital Improvement Project, and to check for weekly updates.

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.

BBWARM Financial & Annual Report Now Available

Click here to view to latest BBWARM Financial & Annual Report.