Neighborhood Native Landscaping Program

What is the BBWARM NNLP?

Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management District (BBWARM) in partnership with Whatcom Conservation District are offering a FREE Neighborhood Native Landscaping Program (NNLP) to Birch Bay homeowners. We are now looking to recruit homeowners in the Birch Bay area with the goal to offer design, project coordination, and installation of native landscaping projects to improve water quality and habitat while helping reduce runoff. On-site services to be provided by WCD staff and the Washington Conservation Corps Crew (WCC Crew).

This program is aiming to build habitat in neighborhood groups of 3-6 homeowners within a few blocks of one another. If you're interested in learning more about the program please fill out the online interest form.

Planting native trees and shrubs has many benefits:

  • Colorful attractive landscaping - year round

  • No more lawn to mow

  • Attract native pollinators and wildlife

  • Help filter run off from your roof or lawn

  • Low to no maintenance after the first three years

  • No more irrigation needed for a green garden

  • Provide healthy habitat and reduce your carbon footprint


Interested in learning more?

We have two easy ways to get in contact with us:

  1. Click here to submit the online interest form

  2. Call the Whatcom Conservation District project manager Ryan O'Connor at (360) 306-4701

We look forward to working with you to increase native landscaping in Birch Bay!