October 2010 WEC UPDATE

WATERSHED ENHANCEMENT COMMITTEE (WEC) UPDATE – – Wanda Cucinotta, Chair

Many thanks to Lummi Island Civic Club for their donation to purchase a Mitt Mutt Station (doggy do bag dispenser). It has been installed near the propane tank south of  The Islander Store.  We hope this and our other work will improve the quality of storm water runoff from the area entering our clam beds. Water Sampling Continues: We are still collecting water samples every month at 4 locations on Lummi Island through a grant from the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC). We will be posting the results in the coming months.  Additional Water Sample Volunteers Are Still Needed. The MRC/ Shellfish Subcommittee and WEC’s Little Neck Clam enhancement pilot project here on Lummi Island showed little results in producing more little neck clams (For more info: go to our blog). The Lummi Island Heritage Trust (a 501c3 nonprofit) is now sponsoring our Ferry Landing Enhancement Project.  We are currently seeking donations and applying for grant funds for additional restoration work around the Lummi Island Ferry Landing as well as monitoring and maintenance of our 2009 work.  We have permits in hand and hope to start again this winter/spring. For information or to volunteer contact:  Wanda @ 360-220 -3077,  email: forestflor@aol.com, or check updates on our Blog: https://liwec.wordpress.com or  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lummi-Island-Watershed-Enhancement-Committee-LIHT/111343635550960 . Also check out our Mission Page: https://liwec.wordpress.com/about/mission/ ‎

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