Beaks and Bills

  December 2016

Winter Birding on the Flats

Flats are interesting geological formations. Also known as mud flats or tidal flats, they are generally formed as sediments are deposited in low-lying areas by rivers or tides. Over long periods of time parts of the flats might fill in … Continue reading

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  December 2016

Redefining Chuckanut

To the editor: What is the original meaning of the word “Chuckanut”? The highlighted box “Defining Chuckanut” in the October/November 2016 Whatcom Watch fails in its attempt to answer this question. The item begins with a correct statement: “The term … Continue reading

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  December 2016

If Not Now, When? Get Involved With Us

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything. — Albert Einstein Dear Readers, For 25 years, Whatcom Watch has been the spearhead of … Continue reading

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  December 2016

Stormwaters Run Deep: Bellingham’s Solution to Toxic Runoff

Annual rainfall is rising in Whatcom County, bringing with it big storms and increased water pollution in the form of heavy runoff from roads and hard surfaces (1). Runoff carries toxic crud such as oil, pesticides and fertilizers into the … Continue reading

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  December 2016

Journalist Richard Jehn

Richard Jehn, former managing editor of Whatcom Watch and a longtime community activist, died on November 3, 2016. He was 66 years old. “Richard Jehn’s contribution to citizen journalism, our local environment, and Cherry Point in particular, were unparalleled,” said … Continue reading

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