The Whatcom Aquatic Invasive Species Program is a comprehensive program designed to guide aquatic invasive species prevention, monitoring, and response efforts in the Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish watersheds. Click on the links below to learn more about these efforts and to find out how you can help stop the spread of invasive species to protect your fishing and boating waters. 
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Program Updates

  • Whatcom Boat Inspections Info Session 2014 Learn more about new 2014 boating requirements for Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish from 6:30–7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 27, at the Bloedel Donovan Gymnasium. Staff from ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2014, 10:03 AM by City of Bellingham
  • Report Highlights 2013 Boat Inspection Program Results We’ve just released our annual report highlighting our 2013 Boat Inspection Program results.In 2013, we conducted a total of 3,192 watercraft inspections and 4 decontaminations at Lake ...
    Posted Mar 25, 2014, 10:02 AM by City of Bellingham
  • New Lake Whatcom boat launching requirements The City of Bellingham will require aquatic invasive species inspections and purchase of an Annual Permit or Day Pass for all motorized or trailered watercraft prior to launching in Lake ...
    Posted Apr 24, 2013, 12:40 PM by City of Bellingham
  • Aquatic Invasive Species Program completes successful first season Report highlights 2012 achievements and recommendations for 2013In an effort to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) to and from Lake Whatcom, City and County staff ...
    Posted Jan 4, 2013, 3:35 PM by City of Bellingham
  • Over 1,000 boaters surveyed in effort to ward off invasive species Since July 14, 2012, City and County staff have conducted over 1,000 boater surveys and visual boat inspections at the Bloedel Donovan Boat Launch in an effort to help ...
    Posted Sep 11, 2012, 10:34 AM by City of Bellingham
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