The most recent fecal coliform data and November meeting agenda is here. Draft minutes from the November 12th meeting are here.
A presentation titled "Reducing Fecal Bacteria Pollution in Whatcom County" by WA Dept of Ecology is here.
A presentation titled "Whatcom County's Pollution Identification & Correction Program," created by Erika Douglas for the Whatcom County Council Natural Resources Committee. This is a proposed program. The presentation describing it is here.
A presentation titled "Homeowner Septic System Evaluation Training" created by the Whatcom County Health Department is located here.
(here) outlines the mechanics of how the committee will operate by defining the mission, leadership, responsibilities, and basic rules under which the Committee will operate. The committee is open to everyone, meets once a month (second Wednesday of each month) at Bellewood Acres, at 6:3o pm.
Read the Committee Charter Document here.
Technical work and review: Identify septic tank inspection regimes, farm practices or techniques, stream and/or buffer projects, , and/or other applicable techniques issues that might be useful to reduce levels of fecal coliform. Experts may be brought in to assist the committee with this process.
Fecal coliform testing: Additional data or sampling locations may be added to assess problem areas and solutions.
Education and outreach: Educate the surrounding community about fecal coliform. Offer informational fairs. Conduct informal “kitchen table discussions” or neighbor-to-neighbor communications.
Read about the Whatcom Clean Water Project here.
Historical data for Tenmile watershed is located here. Note - this is a large file, may not work on some computers.
The stakeholder committee meets monthly, on the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 pm. Interested citizens are welcomed to attend! Visit the Events Page to see the next upcoming meeting. If you want more information, contact Lee First at (360) 733 8307 or leef(at)re-sources(dot)org.
PRESENTATION: "Reducing Bacterial Pollution from Livestock Operations " created by the Washington Department of Ecology is here.
PRESENTATION: "Policies for Environmental Protection, Recovery, and Prosperity on the Agricultural Landscape" by Whatcom Conservation District is here
PRESENTATION: "Farming for Clean Water by Whatcom Conservation District is here.
PRESENTATION: "Buffers 101" by Frank Corey is available here
PRESENTATION: "Funding for Fish Friendly Culverts" is available here
PRESENTATION from the December 2013 meeting is available here
PRESENTATION from the November 2013 meeting is available here
PRESENTATION from the October 2013 meeting is available here
Final minutes from the October 8th meeting are here.
Additional Project Resources
Are you curious about what native fish live in Tenmile Creek? Click here to view Melissa Erkel's presentation.
Click here to view a presentation called Homeowner Septic System Evaluation Training, Provided by Whatcom County Health Department staffer James Hayes.
Click here to view a presentation about fecal coliform survivability. The author of this presentation is Stephanie Harris, US EPA Scientist.
Click here to read a report called Fourmile Creek Buffer Planting Project Progress Report, June 2013
Click to see a map of the Tenmile Creek Watershed
Click here to view a map showing stormwater outfalls in the vicinity of Tenmile and Fourmile Creeks
Click here to view a map showing stormwater outfalls in the vicinity of Deer Creek
Click to see a map of sample locations within the Tenmile Creek Watershed: