On the Water
For decades, Lake Whatcom Watershed residents have been doing their part to help protect Lake Whatcom for future generations. You can help too by becoming a Lake Whatcom Steward today and remembering to take these simple actions when on the water or engaging in recreational activities in the Watershed.
Hundreds of boaters and swimmers can be on Lake Whatcom on a single summer day, so every measure should be taken to prevent accidents and to generally respect other lake users and residents.
Use a Four-Stroke Engine
Carbureted two-stroke engines may discharge up to 20-30 percent of their fuel, unburned, into the air and water. The operation of wo-stroke engines that do not meet the 2006 or newer EPA standards is prohibited on Lake Whatcom.