WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE UPDATE – – Wanda Cucinotta, Chair
Lummi Island gets 2 years of water quality testing! Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee will coordinate pickup and pay for monthly lab fees from 5 sites (2 saltwater and 3 seasonal fresh water) on Lummi Island. Their focus is recreational shellfish beds. They’re also sampling Drayton Harbor, Birch Bay and Chuckanut Bay. Funding comes from a Whatcom Co. agreement with WA State Dept. of Ecology and NOAA. ONE CATCH: We have to provide the volunteers. So – we need at least 4 volunteers (2 trained crews) committed to 1 day a month to take water samples and get them across the ferry to AmeriCorps Crews (For 2 yrs). Sampling time varies but will be during the week. Training will be in November.
Ferry Landing Project: Thanks to all the community volunteers who helped, the quality of storm water runoff from the ferry landing area has improved, the shoreline buffer has been planted with native vegetation and, we have permits for future restoration work at the ferry landing site and the public shoreline to the North. We will be finishing up our plantings now that the rains have come. So if you didn’t get the opportunity to help, here’s your chance. We’re setting up volunteer work parties. Contact: Wanda @ 360-220-3077, firstname.lastname@example.org
See This Before Picture: Remember What the Ferry Landing Looked Like Before Our Work?
“Never does Nature say one thing and Wisdom another.” – Unknown Juvenal
Lummi Island Tome Article Oct 2009