News and Events Postings

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 ( 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 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:

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!

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.

January BBWARM Advisory Committee Meeting

posted Jan 17, 2017, 4:14 PM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 4:16 PM ]

Join us Wednesday, January 18, 2017 for a final wrap up of the Subwatershed Master Plan III. We will be reviewing the Harborview Rd & Birch Bay Drive Storm Drainage Improvements Project and the Cottonwood Drive Stormwater Improvements Project, as well.
The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Camp Horizon Conference Building in Bay Horizon Park, 7506 Gemini St, Blaine, WA 98230. 

Public comments and input are welcome at these meetings.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Semiahmoo Spit Beach Cleanup

posted Jan 12, 2017, 1:22 PM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 1:22 PM ]

Join our neighbors at Drayton harbor for the Semiahmoo Spit Beach Cleanup.

RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Students for the Salish Sea are hosting a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service beach cleanup at Semiahmoo Spit.   Participants should meet in the public parking lot at Semiahmoo Park off Semiahmoo Parkway.  The cleanup is appropriate for all ages.  Light snacks and equipment will be supplied. Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves and 5-gallon plastic buckets.  If you have questions, email Lindsey Gard,

Public Meeting Annoucement

posted Jan 12, 2017, 1:13 PM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 1:14 PM ]

Conceptual design options for a storm drainage improvement project to address flooding issues on Harborview Road and a portion of Birch Bay Drive will be reviewed at the upcoming BBWARM Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2017  from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Camp Horizon Conference Building. See flyers for more details or call 360.778.6301 with questions.       


Subwatershed Master Plan final draft posted

posted Nov 22, 2016, 2:25 PM by Holly Faulstich   [ updated Nov 22, 2016, 2:28 PM ]

The final draft of the Subwatershed Master Plan is available for viewing under the "Our Programs" tab. Click on the Subwatershed Planning box and it will direct to the documents section where you can view the plan along with the Appendices.
You can also click here!

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