RELATED ECOLOGY PROGRAMS
Focus on the Lower Nooksack Watershed
A watershed is an area of land that drains to the lowest point. The lower Nooksack watershed includes ten sub-watersheds that drain to the mainstem of the Nooksack River and ultimately flow to Bellingham Bay and Portage Bay.
The Bertrand Creek sub-watershed, in north Whatcom County near Lynden, became the first focus area in 2013 for reducing bacteria pollution.
Since 2013, Whatcom Clean Water Program partners have expanded bacteria pollution identification and correction efforts to other Nooksack sub-watersheds, including Kamm Creek, Scott Ditch, and Fishtrap Creek.
Property site visits
Inspectors visit properties based on water quality test results and observed property conditions.
Assistance for property owners
Inspectors can provide information about opportunities for technical assistance and financial assistance.
Last updated July 2015
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