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April 27, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD – With Earth Day approaching Monday, more than 180 volunteers pitched in to help plant 560 native-species specimens along a prime stretch of Ten Mile Creek near Irene Reither Elementary School on Saturday.

Together with ongoing tree plantings of the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) in the area, there is hope of successfully restoring Ten Mile to greater health for fish and wildlife habitat and overall water quality, said Aneka Sweeney of the Whatcom Conservation District.

Coho and chum salmon, and even some chinook, have been identified as using Ten Mile for spawning, Sweeney said.

Source: Ten Mile Creek rejuvenated with native plantings

February 15, 2019by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD – Whatcom Conservation District is partnering with Whatcom County and the City of Bellingham to offer the Lake Whatcom Homeowner Incentive Program (HIP). We need an experienced and enthusiastic professional whose primary responsibility will be to effectively assist Lake Whatcom watershed homeowners through the HIP process to install water quality landscape improvements on their property that reduce phosphorus and bacteria levels in runoff entering the lake. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with these jurisdictions to implement this incentive program focused on homeowners in the Lake Whatcom watershed.

Source: Job Opportunities | Whatcom Conservation District

August 15, 2018by ncdea

WASHINGTON, Whatcom CD — With fish in trouble due to lack of stream flow, the agricultural community worked alongside the conservation and environmental community to help relocate the fish where water was still free flowing. Aneka Sweeney with Whatcom Conservation District joined crews from @Whatcomctygov and @CityofBhamWA to try to capture stranded fish and move them to safe waters.

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