Whatcom County Public Works is hosting a Self-Guided Bioswale Tour on Saturday, June 8, 9 AM – 12 PM, in the Silver Beach Creek Neighborhood of the Lake Whatcom watershed. Rain or shine. The tour can be attended by bike, foot, or car and is family-friendly.
The tour will include four stations with experts and educators on hand to provide in-depth information through fun, hands-on activities. Discover:
· What a bioswale is and how it works
· Why bioswales are important for Lake Whatcom’s health
· What a stream restoration project is
· What you can do to help
Click here to download a tour map. Stations are located off of Britton Road north of the Bellingham city limits.
· Station 1: Lahti Drive Bioswale located on Britton Road just south of Lahti Drive.
· Station 2: Restored stream channel on the West Tributary of Silver Beach Creek located on Hillsdale Road just off of Britton Road.
· Station 3: Brownsville Drive Bioswale located on Brownsville Drive near Brownsville Place.
· Station 4: Silver Beach Creek Bioswale located at the end of Megan Lane off of Hannah Court. Special incentives and refreshments will be provided at Station Four.
This tour is open to everyone and is being held to provide the community with information about what is being done by Whatcom County to improve water quality in Lake Whatcom and how they can help. Contact Cathy Craver at Whatcom County Public Works Stormwater at 715-7450 with questions.