BBWARM hosts watershed education event

Published on Wed, Jun 19, 2013
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The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District will be hosting Cottonwood Water Day, a family-friendly event to teach Birch Bay residents about how they can help care for their watershed, on Saturday, June 22.

Cottonwood Water Day will be held at the Cottonwood Beach North public parking area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will give residents the opportunity to learn about bacteria levels in the creek and stormwater system, the stormwater project construction scheduled for late July, noxious weeds in Halverson Park and eelgrass food factories in Birch Bay.

Drayton Harbor Community Oyster Farm and Garden of the Salish Sea Curriculum will provide information about their programs in the Drayton Harbor watershed. 

BBWARM will also host hands-on activities for children, beach walks and more. The event will provide a tangible opportunity to help keep the water clean with a  short, 30-minute litter clean up.

A schedule of events is posted at mrc.whatcomcounty.org and bbwarm.whatcomcounty.org. 

The event is free and is open to the public. 

For more information, contact Ingrid Enschede with Whatcom County Public Works Stormwater at 360/715-7450.