Community Service Providers

  June 2021

A Healthy Community Is Our Goal

Editor’s Note: There are over 100 organizations in Whatcom County working to provide supportive ser- vices to those experiencing chronic poverty and its associated effects: ad- diction, homelessness, incarceration, mental illness, and unemployment. Whatcom Watch believes these orga- nizations often … Continue reading

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  June 2021

Coastal Sojourn

It seems that every year when the calendar flips from mid- to late-April, I start thinking about shorebirds. It’s not mere coincidence, however, since it’s the prime time of year for the northbound migration of millions of birds along the … Continue reading

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  June 2021

City Council Moves Forward With Single-Use Plastic Ban

The Bellingham City Council is moving forward with its ban of single-use plastics. The final vote was scheduled for May 24. At a Committee of the Whole meeting on May 10, Councilmember and Committee Chair Hannah Stone said issues stemming … Continue reading

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  June 2021

The Nooksack River – Solutions on the Floodplain

  In February 2020, a large flood from the Nooksack River (1) devastated parts of Whatcom County and left many wondering: what will city and county officials do next?  When it comes to reducing the effects of flooding, there is … Continue reading

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  June 2021

Whatcom’s Recyclers Face Uncertainty

Old Town Prepares for Redevelopment Whatcom County’s curbside recycling system went through a bit of a shakeup recently. Sanitary Service Company Inc. (SSC) trucks still collect recycling from customers in Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine, and much of unincorporated Whatcom County and … Continue reading

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  June 2021

Barrier Removal Brings Coho Back to Goodwin Creek

Coho salmon rely on streams and side channels for spawning and juvenile rearing before their migration to salt water to feed, grow and mature. They typically spawn between the ages of three and four in their natal streams. Coho and … Continue reading

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