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Private Stormwater Facility Maintenance Workshop - FREE!

posted Aug 15, 2017, 11:19 AM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 11:20 AM ]

If you are part of a development with a private stormwater facility, it is required by law to be regularly maintained. To assist homeowners in understanding and evaluating the maintenance needs of the facility within their development, BBWARM and Whatcom County are offering a FREE workshop on this topic on Saturday, September 23. The workshop is designed to give practical and technical support on how to maintain private stormwater facilities and how to plan for future maintenance. 

By participating in the workshop, you will receive your development’s specific stormwater facility plans and will be eligible to sign up for a free inspection of your stormwater facility.  Additionally, you will receive a free technical report with a summary of maintenance recommendations.

Space is limited, so we encourage each development to designate 1-2 representatives to attend the workshop. Contact Cathy Craver at CCraver@co.whatcom.wa.us to sign up!

Walk 'n Wag in the Park

posted Aug 14, 2017, 2:48 PM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 2:58 PM ]

Bring your family and furry friends down to Birch Bay State Park on Friday, August 25 from 5-7pm for a 3k walk/run and a variety of fun activities! A $10 registration fee per family helps support the Blaine-Birch Bay Park and Recreation District 2 levy initiative. Discover Pass not required - it's a free parking day at the park!

Activities include:
- Hot dog picnic dinner
- Fun activities and games with your dog
- Costumes encouraged for your pet
- Pet talent show and photos
- BBWARM poop toss game and prizes!

Run with the Chums - 5k Fun Run/Walk

posted Aug 14, 2017, 8:58 AM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

Join the Chums of Terrell Creek for this fun event during Whatcom Water Week

Run or walk on a scenic loop through the BP Highlands and learn more about watershed health while taking care of your own health.                         
This family-friendly even offers a kids' smolt sprint, prizes and more. Click here to register!

* Free t-shirts (to the first 300 participants)

* Free raffle with lots of cool prizes

* Refreshments
 
* 1k Smolt Sprint for kids, ribbons for all racers

* Kids activities
 
* Guest speakers

* Beautiful location for a morning run or walk

* Exhibits and information tables

* Route is off the roads. Paved and gravel trails

Discover Birch Bay Days: Chainsaw Carving and Crab Fest

posted Aug 14, 2017, 8:53 AM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Aug 14, 2017, 8:54 AM ]


A free family-friendly event in the heart of Birch Bay! Fun activities abound with a grand parade down Birch Bay Drive, arts and crafts fair, food vendors, live music, beer garden, crab derby, extreme wood sculpture event, kid's olympics and more!

Labor Day Weekend: September 2-3, 2017
Birch Bay Beach Park: 7930 Birch Bay Drive

Visit the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce website for more details.

Student Clam Surveys at Birch Bay State Park

posted May 22, 2017, 9:31 AM by Holly Faulstich

The Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum (GSSC) is looking for volunteers to assist with their upcoming "Inspire-a-Steward" program in Birch Bay. On May 26 and June 9, they will be conducting clam survey exercises on the tidelands of Birch Bay State Park with students from Lynden and Ferndale schools. Contact Julie Hirsch (garden.salishsea@gmail.com) if you are interested in helping out!

Birch Bay Beach Fest and Feast - June 10

posted May 11, 2017, 3:11 PM by Holly Faulstich

Join us on June 10th at Birch Bay State Park for family-friendly activities, a low tide critter search, scavenger hunt, educational displays and lunch by Taylor Shellfish! Whatcom Conservation District's Mobile Watershed Explorer will be on display, as well as many other children's activities and games.

Cherry Point Intertidal Monitoring Training - April 29

posted Apr 26, 2017, 2:09 PM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Apr 26, 2017, 2:13 PM ]



Please consider attending the citizen science intertidal training held at Birch Bay State Park this year!

Citizen Science Intertidal Training:

Saturday, April 29th from 12 - 4:30 PM
Heron Center at Birch Bay State Park
7290 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA 98230

Please RSVP or direct questions to Eleanor Hines at eleanorh@re-sources.org by 4/27.

If you're interested in participating in the intertidal monitoring at Cherry Point, please add as many of these dates to your calendar as possible. Expect each survey to last up to 5 hours from start time.

2017 Intertidal Monitoring Schedule at Cherry Point:

• Saturday, May 27th at 9:30 AM - Pt. Whitehorn Park (+ Sea Star Surveys)
• Sunday, June 25th at 9:30 AM - Barnacle Rock
• Friday, July 21st at 6:30 AM - Intalco site
• Sunday, July 23rd at 8:30 AM - Neptune Beach (+ Sea Star Surveys)

And, if you're interested in getting a little more recognition for citizen science participation, consider joining our North Sound Stewards Program. Only 50 hours of training/survey time are required over the course of 12 months and ties you in to other local citizen science opportunities. Find more info here: http://www.re-sources.org/north-sound-stewards

Terrell Creek Community Work Party - April 8

posted Mar 7, 2017, 2:59 PM by Holly Faulstich


Help restore salmon habitat by planting native trees and shrubs along Terrell Creek on Saturday, April 8. The Whatcom Explorer - Mobile Watershed will be on site, providing kids with a fun opportunity to learn about restoration, water quality and stormwater with a hands-on, interactive watershed model and sand table. Visit NSEA's website for more information about the event.

Auto Leaks Inspection Workshops

posted Mar 7, 2017, 2:58 PM by Holly Faulstich


Does your car drip? Ever wondered if a ‘spot’ on the ground came from your car? Want to learn how to properly maintain your car? Join the experts for a FREE Auto Leaks workshop - a $125 value. Workshops will be held at Bellingham Technical College March 11, April 15, May 6, and June 10. 
Space is limited so register now at www.fixcarleaks.org!

Small Farm Expo - March 11

posted Mar 7, 2017, 2:53 PM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 3:00 PM ]


The 2017 Small Farm Expo, co-sponsored by BBWARM, will be held on March 11 from 10-3pm at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden. The event is free and open to the public. For more information on the event, visit the Whatcom Conservation District's website.

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