Protecting water quality ensures Birch Bay remains safe for recreation and shellfish harvesting. Good water quality also supports a healthy aquatic ecosystem. BBWARM supports Whatcom County's comprehensive water quality monitoring program for the Birch Bay Watershed. Learn more about water quality.
Aquatic habitat in local streams, wetlands, and near-shore areas is often physically altered by new development which causes problems for aquatic plants and animals. The BBWARM District is taking action to reduce the impacts of development in the Birch Bay Watershed and improve and protect aquatic habitat. Click here to learn more about how our community can improve aquatic habitat.