Mar 08 2013

KEEP BELLINGHAM DRINKING WATER SAFE

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PUBLIC REVIEW OF LAKE WHATCOM WATER QUALITY REPORT

February 2013 – Lake Whatcom water quality report out for public review

Ecology worked with the city of Bellingham and Whatcom County officials to update a 2008 report to include guidance and strategy to limit pollutants entering Lake Whatcom.
The report recommends that in order to protect Lake Whatcom and the drinking water for 100,000 people the amount of pollutants entering the lake has to be substantially reduced.
Ecology is seeking public review and comments on the report for the next 90 days before submitting it to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The final report is available for public review, and Ecology is accepting comments through May 28, 2013.

Go  HERE  for information about the original study in 2008

And HERE for current 2013 information and to view the report

THEN:  Attend the Whatcom County Council meeting on March 12 (see calendar) and speak out for the re-conveyance of 8,000 plus acres of watershed land into parkland for the enjoyment of all, the safety of Bellingham’s drinking water and the protection of the Lake Whatcom watershed.  Most of the people (7) in attendance at the Council meeting on February 26 spoke against the re-conveyance. One person spoke in favor.   They were foresters and those who said “Too much park already”, and “Just fine as it is.” 

Confused about what this is all about go HERE for more information

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