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Lake Whatcom Solutions Workshop

posted Feb 6, 2014, 1:53 PM by Cathy Craver   [ updated Mar 14, 2014, 12:57 PM by City of Bellingham ]
Lake Whatcom Solutions Workshop

Saturday, March 15, 2014 

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (A free lunch is provided for those who pre-register.)

Bloedel Donovan Park Community Building, 2114 Electric Avenue, Bellingham

The City of Bellingham and Whatcom County are sponsoring a one-day workshop for eligible participants of the Homeowner Incentive Program (HIP).  HIP provides financial and technical assistance to Lake Whatcom watershed residents within the City of Bellingham, or within the Silver Beach Subbasin of Whatcom County.  (Click here for map of eligible area.) Participants have the opportunity to receive between $1,000 - $6,000 in reimbursement eligible projects that reduce stormwater runoff or improve water quality. This event will provide a “one-stop-shop” opportunity to enroll in the HIP, develop an eligible plan, and receive pre-approval for project-related purchases. Attendance at this workshop does not obligate you to develop, agree to, or complete any project. Participation in the HIP is completely voluntary.  


Project examples include:

        ·         Rain gardens

        ·         Watershed-friendly drainage improvements 

        ·         Native plant landscaping and landscape design

        ·         Permeable pavement installation

Workshop participants will receive one-on-one technical assistance from local, private sector experts to design a HIP-approved project proposal for their property. City and County staff will be available to answer questions, but you may choose to work directly with local, third-party experts to develop and design your project.  

Pre-registration for the workshop is recommended. Those who pre-register will be provided a lunch. Snacks and light refreshments will be available for all participants. 


(City of Bellingham residents)

Eli Mackiewicz, Stormwater Engineering Technician
City of Bellingham Public Works-Natural Resources 


(Whatcom County residents)

Cathy Craver, Senior Planner
Whatcom County Public Works-Stormwater Division