Birch Bay Watershed & Aquatic Resources Management District

February 2023 - Special Edition
Monthly Newsletter with Birch Bay Watershed Updates

Birch Bay Photo Contest
Image containing information about the Birch Bay Photo Contest from February 15-March15. Small photos of each category: Birch Bay at sunset, a fun community event, a local arcade, smiling faces at a beach clean up, and a blue heron.

Do you have good-quality photos taken in Birch Bay? BBWARM and the Birch Bay Chamber are looking for photos to use in our community outreach materials.  Winners will each receive a prize pack with offerings from local Birch Bay businesses. We will choose one winner for each of the following categories:

  • Scenery (e.g. Birch Bay at sunset)
  • Events & Activities (e.g. flying kites at the kite festival, digging clams with your family)
  • Local Businesses (e.g. ice cream at The C Shop)
  • Stewardship (e.g. cleaning the beach, planting native landscaping at home)
  • Wildlife (e.g. marine life during low tide)

Photo submission form: https://forms.gle/EQqXmxeq15X2kfYTA 

Terms and Conditions of Participation: 

  • Eligibility: 
    • Photos entered into the Birch Bay Photo Contest must be from Birch Bay, Washington. Entries will be accepted between February 15th and March 15th, 2023. 
  • Participation: 
    • Photos must be high quality for printing, with good lighting and composition. If there are people’s faces in your photo, please only include yourself and/or family members who have given consent to the Photo Use Agreement. Photos containing faces of people other than family members will be disqualified, as they cannot be used in outreach materials.
    • Photos will be judged in five categories: scenery, events & activities, local business, stewardship, and wildlife. 
    • Whatcom County and Birch Bay Chamber staff will select one winner for each category. The winners will be announced by March 29th, 2023. Each individual is only eligible to win one prize pack. Winners will be notified by e-mail. Prizes will be available for pickup at the Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce.
    • Photos submitted may be used in future outreach and education materials, including but not limited to posters, flyers, websites, and e-newsletters. 
If you have any questions please email SWVolunteer@co.whatcom.wa.us 
Help Restore Terrell Creek

Image of planting a young tree. Information about the Terrell Creek Work Party on February 18th from 9am-12pm. Join NSEA and the Whatcom Conservation District on Saturday, February 18th (9am-12pm) to help restore habitat along Terrell Creek. Terrell Creek flows directly into Birch Bay and provides essential habitat and clean water to coho and chum salmon. For more information and to register visit the NSEA website

Other BBWARM News and Resources:

Upcoming events: 

  • NSEA Work Party - Saturday, February 18th, 2023 9am-12pm: Help restore riparian habitat along Terrell Creek! For more information and to register check out the NSEA event webpage
  • Whatcom Farm Expo - Saturday, March 4, 2023: Mark your calendars for the seventh annual FREE Whatcom Farm Expo at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds in Lynden from 9am to 2pm. This event will include hands-on exhibits demonstrating the latest in agricultural innovations, products and services, as well as seminars by local veterinarians, financial advisors, and horticulturalists. Check out the WCD website for details.  

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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