On the Water

Photo by S. Michaelson, 2008

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.

Aquatic Invasive Species

Prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS). Make it part of your regular boating routine to clean, drain, and dry your boat between launches.

Photo by A. Woodward, 2015

Fish Responsibly

Prevent the depletion of fish stocks. Fish responsibly on Lake Whatcom, and follow fishing laws like size and bag limits.

Photo by S. Brueske, 2007

Safe Boating

Hundreds of boaters and swimmers can be on Lake Whatcom on a nice summer day. Be safe and take care to prevent accidents and respect other lake users.

Photo by S. Brueske, 2007

Check Your Motor

Boat motor labels must have at least one star to operate on Lake Whatcom. Low emission motors are the right choice for you and the lake.

Photo by L. Thompson, 2015

Boat and Dock Maintenance

Proper maintenance of your boat and dock reduce impacts and protect Lake Whatcom.

Photo by T. Ward, 2018

Use Public Access Points

Public access points are places where anyone can visit to swim, hike, paddle or simply enjoy the natural beauty of the Lake Whatcom watershed.