Water is everywhere, but where exactly do we acces it from and how can we take care of it?
Water-themed events will take place throughout Whatcom County between Saturday, September 7 and Saturday, September 22 during the 4th Annual Whatcom Water Weeks. Businesses, non-profit organizations and community groups will celebrate the importance of water, share information about the state of the resource, offer stewardship opportunities and expand awareness and appreciation of our marine and fresh water resources and the role water plays in our lives.
“We are very excited about the fourth annual celebration and this year our theme is ‘Water, Food and You,’” said Emily Resch, water conservation specialist for the Birch Bay Water and Sewer District. “There will be cooking demonstrations and food tastings, tours of salmon and shellfish hatcheries, rain gardens and more. You can also join a story time or guided nature walk, attend a workshop or help clean up a beach. These are just a few of the activities that will help us celebrate the importance of water to all of us.”
Whatcom Water Weeks is organized by the Whatcom Watershed Information Network (WWIN). WWIN is a network of representatives from government agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, tribes and citizens, that are involved and interested in marine and fresh water ecosystems and natural resources education and outreach. Their mission is to support and improve watershed education, stewardship, information exchange and public involvement efforts in Whatcom County.
A full list of these events with descriptions can be found online at whatcomwin.org