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"Thank You Lummi Nation" group photo from the No Coal Community Celebration on June 10, 2016.
Our community stands out as a place that’s filled with informed, engaged citizens working to uphold shared values. As a result of these efforts, our community continues to enjoy protected, thriving ecosystems that support life and attract visitors. Environmental Heroes is a tribute to that work. Environmental Heroes honorees represent the best of our local leaders, community visionaries, and brave-hearted citizens who have sacrificed and made a difference for our region.
This year's heroes will be selected for their contributions to our region's victory in defeating the Gateway Pacific coal terminal proposed at Cherry Point. Read more.
RE Sources is amplifying efforts to raise public insistence to elevate the recovery of Puget Sound as a state priority, including educating voters and advocates about sources of pollution — from under-regulated industrial pollution, ocean acidification, and urban stormwater runoff — and opportunities to better regulate and reduce it. Learn how you can help.
Right now, the state Department of Ecology is updating its Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Permit, which requires agriculture operations to better manage manure and wastewater. During the public comment period, residents can ensure the state requires science-based procedures for handling manure from industrial agriculture operations, and that untreated fecal coliform bacteria and nitrates don't enter our groundwater, creeks, rivers and the Puget Sound. Read more.
Please join us in asking the Department of Ecology for a strong, protective CAFO permit before the comment period deadline on Wednesday, August 17th, at 5pm.
The Squalicum Clean Water Project teaches citizens how they can help prevent fecal coliform pollution in the Squalicum Watershed by picking up and properly disposing of dog poop.
We are now recruiting volunteers to help keep our waters clean, our families healthy, and our shellfish farmers in business. You can help, too!
The Whatcom County Comprehensive Plan will determine the future of our community. Our elected officials need to hear from you about the importance of protecting our community's health, safety, and future. Read more.
Please join us in asking the County Council to take the lead in creating policies that keep our community safe by preventing new fossil fuel export projects; ensure we have enough clean water available for farms, fish and people; preserve farm and forest lands by preventing urban sprawl; and invest in energy security by opening the door to renewable energy jobs and achieving carbon neutrality.
How you can help:
Our County Council was elected for their eye toward stewardship, but they cannot move us forward without public will. Please act now.
Crucial win for Northwest communities: