Fixing Habitat Key to Salmon Recovery

Lorraine Loomis USEPA Photo by Eric Vance. Public domain image by Lorraine Loomis Until we take real action to protect and restore salmon habitat, we are looking toward a future with more tightly restricted fisheries for everyone. That’s the lesson after treaty tribal and state fisheries managers reached [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T15:49:48-08:00June 25, 2020|Being Frank|

Seven of Washington’s U.S. Representatives Sign Letter Supporting Restoration Jobs

Conservation Northwest is deeply grateful to U.S. House of Representatives members Derek Kilmer, Kim Schrier, Rick Larsen, Denny Heck, Suzan DelBene, Adam Smith and Pramila Jayapal for signing a letter to the House leadership supporting a “Restoration and Resilience Jobs” proposal for a future economic recovery package. The Restoration and [Read More...]

By |2020-06-25T09:22:36-07:00June 25, 2020|Wildlife|

Port of Bellingham Commission

Compiled by Bill McCallum The meetings scheduled for April 7 and April 21 were not held. Action Taken at April 3, 2020 Special Meeting Shall the commission: 32. Establish a tenant rent relief policy? The executive director’s declaration of emergency issued on March 20 was confirmed and the executive director [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T15:51:02-08:00June 25, 2020|Watching Government|

Life Returns to Whatcom Creek: One Year After the Pipeline Explosion

Editor’s Note: For an article on the Whatcom Creek pipeline fire, go to: http://www.whatcomwatch.org/old_issues/v8i7.html#story1. The below article is abbreviated; for the entire article go to:   http://www.whatcomwatch.org/old_issues/v9i6.html#story8   This photo shows the intersection of North and King streets. The pipeline ruptured in Whatcom Falls Park and leaked over 229,000 gallons [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T15:57:55-08:00June 25, 2020|Twenty Years Ago|

Whatcom County Council

Compiled by Barry MacHale Action Taken at March 31, 2020 Special Meeting Shall the council: 58. Approve an initial budget of $4,500,000 for a special revenue fund titled Corvid-19 Emergency Response Fund? The county executive has issued a proclamation of emergency to combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. At [Read More...]

By |2022-03-10T15:52:33-08:00June 25, 2020|Watching Government|

Bellingham City Council

Action Taken at April 13, 2020 Meeting Presentation: Bellingham Emergency Management update on Covid-19. The city has been providing information about efforts to deal with the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, and conducted its first web-based remote-attendance meeting on 4/13, as per Washington State Proclamation 20-2028 prohibiting in-person attendance. Residents have been [Read More...]

By |2020-06-25T09:20:20-07:00June 25, 2020|Watching Government|
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