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2018-Jan 23: Organizing for Whatcom County – Citizen Journalist Report

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Subject: Report on Surface Water Meeting The Surface Water Work Session, (County Council) met today, Executive Jack Louws and his Executive Assistant, Tyler Schroder, gave a lengthy presentation on ESSB 6091, the ‘Hirst Fix’.  The County has one year, February 2019, to come up with a plan which addresses how ‘ exempt wells’ now and future ones will not impair …

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2018-Jan 17: Organizing for Whatcom County – Citizen Journalist Report

In News, Organizing for Whatcom County, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Subject: Management Team meeting– Attention Organizing for Whatcom County Chair The Management Team met on January 17, 2018 and was attended by approximately 25 government agency representatives and private citizens. Twelve members sat at the ‘table’ representing Bellingham, Whatcom County Planning and Development, PUD, Fish and Wildlife, two-members from Lummi Business Council, three-members from the Nooksack Tribe, and a representative …

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Get Your Ballot and Vote for Farmers

In Farming, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

The Whatcom County Conservation District oversees a multi-million dollar budget every year. These funds are useful to our local farms as they work to understand and comply with the numerous changes in farm practices. HAVE YOU REQUESTED YOUR BALLOT TO VOTE IN THIS ELECTION? The people who are asking for your vote need you. Click on this link to request …

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Local Dairy Farms threatened by RE Sources for Sustainable Communities and Other Environmental Groups

In Farming, News by commonnw

Today’s Farming Show with Dillon Honcoop highlighted the dangers to the future of farming in Whatcom County. Local nonprofit, RE Sources for a Sustainable Community, continue to claim that local farms and especially dairy farms are polluting the environment and continue to push for regulations that will seriously harm dairy farming in Whatcom County. The claims within their lawsuit were disproven …

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WC Council Sets 2017 Holiday Wish-List Agenda

In Local Government, News, Wake Up Whatcom by commonnw

Mark your calendar and be sure to join like minded citizens for an enlightening session at the Whatcom County Council meeting at 7:00 pm this coming Tuesday evening, December 5 at the County Courthouse, 311 Grand Avenue, Bellingham, 1st floor in the Council Chambers. Come early for a good seat. During “Open Session”, let Council know share your thoughts on their …