5k Fun Run/Walk
Whatcom Water Week Event

Saturday September 16th 2017 at 10 am 
-    1k kids Smolt Sprint at 10 am
BP Highlands from Jackson Rd south of Grandview Rd,  Ferndale.    

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Storm Watchers in Birch Bay - Training Sept 28th 2017, 6-8pm
Birch Bay Bible Community Church, 4460 Bay Road
WHO: Community volunteers living in the Birch Bay and Terrell Creek watersheds who are concerned about the condition of public and private stormwater systems. Year-round residents who enjoy frequent neighborhood walks and live in areas with flooding/drainage issues are strongly encouraged to participate.
WHAT: Storm Watcher volunteers will be trained to monitor local roadways, parking lots, ditches, creeks, storm outfalls and catch basins for flooding or water quality problems associated with poor drainage or inadequate stormwater infrastructure. 
More info and to sign up: CLICK HERE


Calendar of Previous Workshops
Farm Management, How to Improve Your Farm — Thursday July 17 at 6:30 pm
Review what best management practices (BMPs) are and how you can easily apply them to how you operate your farm. Find out  about cost share and small farm technical assistance programs. Talk to local farmers to find out what really works.
 
Marine Waters, A Day at the Beach —Thursday August 21 at 6:30 pm
Meet at Birch Bay for a fun filled beach adventure with local experts to answer all your questions about the amazing world of tide pools and the estuary ecosystem. This is also your chance to learn about how shellfish and shellfish harvest are affected by water quality.

How to Find and Monitor Wildlife in Your Watershed — Thursday September 25 at 6:30 pm
Discover  fish, birds, amphibians, and aquatic insects in your watershed and how to join a citizen science monitoring group.

Take Charge of Water Quality in the Terrell Creek Watershed — Thursday October 23 at 6:30 pm
Learn about the many unintended sources of pollution in your watershed and how they impact your community. Learn about solutions and steps you can take to improve water quality in your watershed. Take charge by learning how to take water samples, test, and analyze the results. 

Maintain and Inspect On-Site Septic Systems — Wednesday December 10th 6pm-8pm
Whatcom Educational Credit Union (WECU) Education Center,  5659 Barrett Road, Ferndale, WA
The Whatcom Conservation District, Chums of Terrell Creek and the Whatcom County Health Department are offering a free workshop on, “How to Maintain and Inspect On-Site Septic Systems." Attendees will be certified to inspect their own septic systems. 

Wings over Water  March 13-15
Join the us at the Northwest Birding Festival for workshops on Backyard Habitat and Conservation.  Located at 975 H Street, Blaine Middle School and Blaine School Performing Arts Center as well as field trips in the local area.  See the Wings over Water website for a full Calendar of Events.

Rain Barrel Workshop — March 25
6pm-8pm at the Birch Bay Water & Sewer District, 7096 Point Whitehorn Rd
Free workshop covering the basic principles of rainwater collection and its benefit to water supply and stormwater management.  Hands-on instruction on how to install and maintain your own rain barrel!  Each participant will take home a pre-drilled 55-gallon barrel.  

22nd Annual Native Plant Sale — March 28
9am-2pm  On the Campus of Whatcom Community College
More information at www.whatcomcd.org/plant-sale

Earth Day Riparian Planting & Celebration  April 18
at BP Property near the Former Birch Bay Bible Community Church, 7039 Jackson Rd
9am- Noon:  Tree Planting Workparty
Noon-130pm:  Free BBQ Lunch

Water Quality Monitoring Training- June 3rd
June 3rd, 2015 6:00-8:00pm 
Whatcom County Public Works, Garden Room (ground level) 
Are you interested in becoming a water quality monitoring volunteer?  Several organizations and agencies in Whatcom County are looking for citizen scientists to help with their water quality programs.  Attend this free training to learn about water quality monitoring volunteer opportunities throughout the County, the current water quality status in areas that are being sampled, procedures and methods for water sampling, salmon habitat requirements, and current recovery efforts.  Light refreshments will be provided!!

Birch Bay Beach Day  June 6th
Birch Bay State Park, Noon to 4pm
Park for free day at the State Park

Backyard Habitat Workshop - June 19th
7pm-8:30pm, Birch Bay State Park, BP Heron Center
This family friendly workshop will focus on what we can all do to improve bird, pollinator and fish habitat in our own backyards, whether we live in an apartment or a 20 acre farm, we can all make a difference. 

What makes Algal Blooms harmful and How it effects Coastal Communities- July 30
with Dr. Robin Kodner, Western Washington University
 7-8pm  BIRCH BAY BIBLE COMMUNITY CHURCH
4460 BAY ROAD, BLAINE, WA 98230

Discovery Days-  Aug 29th  - Aug 30th
10am to 7pm
Birch Bay Beach Park Property

Located on Birch Bay Drive 


11am-3pm, Peoples Place, NW WA Fairgrounds, Lynden
1775 Front St, Lynden, WA 98264

 Designed to be an informal meet-and-greet and networking event, visitors will find opportunities to engage with vendors, experts, veterinarians, and other small farmers, as well as discover new resources to help improve and expand healthy crops, animals, pastures and more.

 
For additional information please call Watershed Steward Aneka Sweeney 360 526-2381 x103 today!