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Lake Whatcom

Closing Arguments in Defense of the Reconveyance

By Guest writerOn Mar 11, 2013

By guest writer Shane Roth. —— Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury (of the Court of Public Opinion), I support the reconveyance for a variety of reasons. I am mindful of [...]

Aquatic Invasive Species Plan for Lake Whatcom

By Wendy HarrisOn Jan 28, 2013

The City is reviewing the Aquatic Invasive Species Plan for 2013 today. It’s plan fails to emphasize one of the most important and successful means of protecting against aquatic [...]

Is Noncompliance Addicting?

By Wendy HarrisOn Jan 11, 2013

People can be addicted to anything. There is even a television show about people with strange addictions. Perhaps one day I will turn on the television and see an episode [...]

Noncompliance 2013: The Game

By Wendy HarrisOn Jan 06, 2013

The recent Growth Management Hearings Board decision was clear about Lake Whatcom. Whatcom County remains noncompliant with the Growth Management Act because it has failed to protect the lake’[...]

City Staff Lacks Impartiality On Dock Closure

By Wendy HarrisOn May 15, 2012

After attending yesterday’s Lake Whatcom committee meeting, my concern regarding a bias in the information provided by the City of Bellingham staff has increased. The professional opinion of [...]

Squalicum Mountain development gets favors from county

By Guest writerOn Feb 18, 2012

Virginia Watson writes this guest article about the conflict between development interests and our laws as it unfolds in her community. - - - - In order to address the [...]

Lake regulations will increase development

By Wendy HarrisOn Nov 14, 2011

On Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Whatcom County Chambers, the County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing regarding the County’s proposal to update stormwater regulations [...]

Lake Whatcom Issues Ignored During Elections

By Wendy HarrisOn Nov 06, 2011

It is now almost perfunctory for candidates for City and County office to list Lake Whatcom among their top priorities. And while the public overwhelmingly supports Lake restoration and protection, [...]

Loss of trust in Washington Conservation Voters

By Guest writerOn Oct 19, 2011

Sue Taylor contributes this perspective. She addresses it to the leadership of the Whatcom chapter of the Washington Conservation Voters (WCV). ——— This is the first year in over a dozen [...]

Time To Move Forward On The Lake Whatcom Forest Preserve

By Wendy HarrisOn Jul 22, 2011

Seriously, why is this even an issue? Lake Whatcom is the largest source of potable water in Whatcom County, supplying drinking water to approximately 50% of county residents. Additionally, the Lake [...]

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