Birch Bay Watershed Watchers

November 2022
Monthly Newsletter with Birch Bay Watershed Watcher Updates

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Photo by Alexi Guddal from Day at the Beach 2022

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Submit Your October Litter Pick Up Hours!

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If you haven't done so yet, please take a few minutes to report your litter pick-up hours for October
. Under "Adopt-a-Road Organization Name," you can type "Birch Bay Watershed Watchers."
Click here and submit one activity report for each cleanup date.

November’s Theme: Secure Your Garbage and Recycling

Photo of recycling bin with paper in it. "Secure your garbage and recycling!"

Securing your garbage and recycling can help prevent litter in your neighborhood, especially when it’s windy! Here are a few tips: 

  • Bag all garbage before placing it in the tote 
  • Safely place heavy items on top to weigh lighter items down
  • Place each recycling bin on the ground separately
  • Secure your load if you haul waste in your car
Visit Whatcom County Health Department’s website for more tips on recycling scrap paper, newspaper, and cardboard.
Orca Recovery Day was a Success!

Photo of person holding orca balloon with a "Thank You" overlay. Thank you to all the community members who came out to California Creek in support of our Southern Resident Orcas on October 15th! Over 65 volunteers worked hard to plant 238 native plants and remove over three cubic yards of invasive blackberries along California Creek. Read more about this day of action on Whatcom Conservation District’s Latest News blog.

Orca recovery doesn’t stop at Orca Recovery Day. There is strength in numbers if we all contribute to orca recovery! Check out the actions you can take every day to help orcas at betterground.org.

Upcoming Events:

  • Join BBWARM, Whatcom Conservation District, and Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association at a Terrell Creek Restoration Party on November 19th and November 26th! Learn more and register on the NSEA website.  
  • Help track the return of Pacific salmon during the month of November during FishBlitz. Visit the Whatcom Conservation District website for information on how to participate. 
Please share this newsletter with your neighbors!
What is BBWARM? 
The Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resources Management (BBWARM) District is the stormwater management district for the Birch Bay watershed managed by the Whatcom County Public Works Stormwater Division and a citizen advisory committee.  BBWARM was established by the Whatcom County Council to address citizen concerns about water quality, flooding, and the loss of aquatic habitat.  Visit our website to learn about BBWARM programs, history, and funding.  

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