Gerold Larson “Jerry”

As one of Jerry’s fans, We are saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing yesterday. He gave so much to our communities. He’s served on the board of the MRC shellfish committee. He was instrumental in starting clam surveys in Whatcom County and he conducted numerous clam surveys with us on Lummi Island. He will be missed by many people and our waters and sea life he so passionately cared about. Our prayers go with his family during this time.


Runoff turns Elliott Bay into murky stew

Runoff turns Elliott Bay into murky stew


I heard a clay particle in water can float around in the sea for up to 50 years before it settles. These clay particles are perfect little hosts for toxins to cling to.


><(((*>  Want to help our efforts to enhance our Island’s aquatic resources? We are always looking for new committee members and plan on meeting regularly again starting in Feb.(TBA) at the Lummi Island Heritage Trust Resource Center.

><((*> Water Sample Volunteer Still Needed: Duties: One specific day a month collect samples (1 hr.) and, later the same day, deliver to Ameri-corp. Team at Gooseberry Pt (ie: free ride on the ferry) (1/2 hr). Call if you are interested in assisting with this important water monitoring work. Please remember to use the free Mitt Mutt Stations on the Island there to help you clean up after your pet!  ><(((*> This March, we will be organizing volunteer work parties to maintain our Ferry Landing Enhancement efforts.

><(((*> We have permits in hand and are excited to start Phase II: Secured funding sure could motivate us to continue our restoration work around the Ferry Landing and Northern public shoreline. We are currently applying for another grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation/ Community Salmon Fund.  Wish us luck! ><(((*> Contact WEC Chair: Wanda @ 360-220 -3077, email: Checkout our Blog:

Detritus along Lummi Island beach.