About Lake Whatcom

Lake Whatcom watershed and sub-basins (Matthews et al., 2019) Lake Whatcom is the primary drinking water source for about 100,000 residents of Whatcom County. The lake is comprised of three sub-basins from which samples are collected in October through December, in February and April through September each year. [Read More...]

By |2019-05-06T06:36:28-07:00May 6, 2019|Water|

Social Networks a Key to Orca Survival

 Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Encyclopedia of Puget Sound. Saddle patches are distinctive markings that help scientists identify individual orcas. This patch belongs to southern resident female orca L25, Ocean Sun, the oldest member of L pod, born about 1928.           [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T13:02:47-08:00May 6, 2019|Marine Life|

How We Can Keep Lake Whatcom Safe and Clean

by Karlee Deatherage Our drinking water is at a tipping point. The drinking water source for over 100,000 Whatcom County residents, Lake Whatcom, faces an onslaught of threats — from logging and development to pesticides and invasive mussels hitching rides on uninspected boats. Logging and other activities that disturb land [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T13:09:44-08:00May 6, 2019|Water|

Bicycling and Wellness

Since January 2014, Whatcom Watch has been rerunning articles from issues printed 20 years ago. The below article appeared in the May 1999 issue of Whatcom Watch.                               ____________________________________ by Donna Merlina In 1996, the Surgeon [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T13:07:44-08:00May 6, 2019|Twenty Years Ago|

Bellingham City Council

Compiled by Boris Schleinkofer Action Taken at March 11, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 44. Relinquish a portion of a utility easement located on the north right-of-way boundary of Barkley Boulevard, between unimproved Rimland Drive and St. Clair Street? (Public hearing held.) The right-of-way relinquished abuts the property addressed as [Read More...]

By |2022-03-25T09:08:04-07:00May 6, 2019|Watching Government|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 12, 2019 Meeting Shall the council: 58. Authorize the executive to sign a $216,883 contract with the Whatcom Conservation District for the homeowner incentive program? At the 7/9/2013 meeting, vote #111, the council voted to partner with the city of Bellingham to [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T12:58:52-08:00May 6, 2019|Watching Government|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum Action Taken at March 5, 2019 Meeting Shall the commission: 31. Authorize the executive director to award the low bid of $335,320 to Barron Heating and Air Conditioning of Ferndale for air handling units? The Fairhaven Station units have been in operation for 24 years and [Read More...]

By |2022-03-12T12:59:52-08:00May 6, 2019|Watching Government|
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