Chums of Terrell Creek offer workshop

Published on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 by Ian Ferguson

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A free workshop for Whatcom County residents interested in helping clean up the Terrell Creek watershed will be held at the new Birch Bay Bible Community Church on Thursday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Rachel Benbrook of the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association will give a presentation on the wildlife and habitats of the marine waters of Puget Sound and Birch Bay. Participants will also learn how to inspect their own septic system and find and monitor wildlife in their watershed. As if that isn’t enough, participants will also get free pizza and T-shirts.

The program is aimed at improving water quality in the Terrell Creek watershed, and is hosted by the Chums of Terrell Creek. The Chums were organized in 2003 to promote salmon recovery in the Terrell Creek watershed.

The Chums are also offering incentives for landowners to contribute to a cleaner watershed. The incentive programs include funding and consulting for small farm improvements, on-site septic system repairs and native tree and shrub planting.

For more information, go to chumsofterrellcreek.org.