Water – It’s Everybody’s Business

From Mount Baker to the Salish Sea, Whatcom County’s beauty and vitality is found in our forests, pastures, rivers and streams and the places we work and call home.  This beauty and vitality exists because of one our most treasured resources – water.  Water is critical to our environment, economy and our cultural well-being.  Without plenty of clean water, we stand to lose many of the things in life we value.  Water – it’s everybody’s business.  Let’s celebrate it!

September 13, 2018

September 14, 2018

  • Whatcom Water Week Kick-Off: Anote’s Ark at Pickford Film Center
    Film starts at 6:30 pm, come at 5:30 for an open house in the lobby.

September 15, 2018

  • Run with the Chums 5k Fun Run/Walk
    10:00 am-Noon, BP Highlands 5042 Grandview, Blaine
  • ​International Coastal Cleanup
    10:00 am-Noon, Locust Beach and Cherry Point at Gulf Road
  • Nooksack River Science
    11:00 am – Meet the River Stewards at Horseshoe Bend Trailhead at 11 am.
  • Life in the Salish Sea
    11:00 am-1:00 pm, Island Library, Lummi Island
  • Nooksack River Walk
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm, Horseshoe Bend Trailhead off Highway 542 near Glacier

September 17, 2018

  • Little Storytime – Bellingham Public Library
    10:05 am-10:35 am, 10:35 am-11:05 am, and 11:05 am-11:35 am
  • ​Preschool Storytime
    2:00 pm-2:45 pm and 3:00 pm-3:45 pm

September 18, 2018

  • Little Storytime – Bellingham Public Library
    10:05 am-10:35 am, 10:35 am-11:05 am, and 11:05 am-11:35 am
  • Free Shoreline Landowner Vegetation Management Workshop
    5:30 – 8:00 pm, Garden Level Room of the Civic Annex Building, 322 N Commercial St, Bellingham

September 19, 2018

  • Little Storytime – Bellingham Public Library
    10:05 am-10:35 am, 10:35 am-11:05 am, and 11:05 am-11:35 am
  • Post Point Resource Recovery Plant Tour
    12:00 pm to 1:00 pm-Post Point Resource Recovery Plant, 200 McKenzie Avenue, Bellingham
  • City of Lynden Water Treatment Plant Tour
    12:00 pm -2:00 pm, 524 Riverview Road Lynden, WA
  • Wetland Tour Along the South Fork Nooksack
    Noon to 3:00 pm, RSVP Required
  • Education Forum: Temperature TMDL on the South Fork
    6:30 pm, Van Zandt Community Hall

September 20, 2018

  • Preschool Storytime – Bellingham Public Library
    10:15-10:45 am and 11:00-11:30 am
  • Meet a Public Works Truck​
    1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie Street
  • Time for Tales: Storytime for School Age Children – Bellingham Public Library
    2:00 pm-2:45 pm
  • Tour Bellingham Technical College’s Perry Center for Fisheries & Aquaculture Sciences
    3:00 pm-5:00 pm, Perry Center facilities at the Whatcom Creek Hatchery (located in the Maritime Heritage Park, 1600 C Street)
  • Septic System Homeowner Training
    6:00 pm-8:00 pm, Registration Required, Location: WECU Education Center, 5659 Barrett Ave, Ferndale
  • Guided Bellingham Stream Tours
    6:00 pm-7:00 pm, Squalicum Creek, Meet at Sunset Pond Park to learn about the Squalicum Creek Re-route habitat restoration project

September 21 and 22, 2018

Bellingham SeaFeast

  • Come eat and play. A memorable gathering for family and friends. This event provides education, fun and food fare of the surrounding bay and straits September 21 and 22.
  • Admission is FREE.
  • Friday: 5 pm -11 pm Downtown Bellingham and Squalicum Harbor
  • Saturday: 10 am-8 pm, Bellingham Bay (Zuanich Point Park/Squalicum Harbor)
  • For complete event schedule and information visit www.bellinghamseafeast.com

September 22, 2018

  • Nooksack River Walk
    3:00 pm-4:00 pm, Meet the River Stewards at the Horseshoe Bend Trailhead off HWY 542 near Glacier

September 27, 2018

For complete event information go to www.waterweeks.org