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!

Schedule of Events – More events are being added so check here for additional information!

September 16, 2017

  • Run with the Chums 5k Fun Run/Walk
  • Salmon Sighting
  • International Coastal Cleanup – Locust Beach
  • Nooksack River Walk – Horseshoe Bend Trail head off Highway 542 near Glacier
  • Ebb and Flow – A Japanese-American family, an oyster, and how they influenced Pacific Northwest History – Pickford Film Center.  Also showing with the feature film are locally produced short films:
    • Servants of the Salish Sea and Oystertopia, Stewards of the Salish Sea

September 17, 2017

  • Sonic Sea – Pickford Film Center
  • Seafood Week Sept. 17-23
    • Seafood Week is part of Eat Local Month, which celebrates the food that is grown, raised, and harvested in Whatcom County. During Seafood Week, there will be specials at Terra Organics as well as Sea to Shore Seafood at the Saturday Bellingham Farmers Market. We’ll also be stamping passports at SeaFeast on the 22nd and 23rd. Visit for more information about Seafood Week and Eat Local Month!

September 18, 2017

  • Paddle to Seattle – Pickford Film Center – Free Event

​September 19, 2017

  • Bellingham Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour
  • Beavers in the Ecosystem: Benefits and Challenges

September 19, 2017

  • Taylor Shellfish Tour and Cooking Demonstration
  • ​Beyond the Mirage – Pickford Film Center

​September 20, 2017

  • City of Lynden Water Treatment Plant Tour

​September 20, 2017

  • Baker to Bay Symposium
    • September 20-21, Searching for Certainty in Uncertain Times
    • September 20 – “Community Perspectives, Challenges, and Solutions”
    • September 21 – “State of the Science”

​September 21, 2017

  • Guided Whatcom Creek Habitat Tour

September 22, 2017

The Ecological Value of Headwater Wetlands: A Tour of Fenton Nature Reserve

​September 22 & 23, 2017

  • Bellingham SeaFeast   ​For event schedule and information visit

​September 23, 2017

  • Nooksack River Walk –  Horseshoe Bend Trailhead off Highway 542 near Glacier