Wants designated fund for Lake Whatcom

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 9, 2013 

Thirty years ago the Washington Department of Ecology cited Lake Whatcom as an impaired water body and placed it on a list which legally required remediation. Lake Whatcom provides almost 50 percent of county residents with drinking water and contains a large amount of pollutants from development and motorized boats which lower oxygen levels and is threatened by invasive species which can destroy the aquatic ecosystem. It is imperative that the County Council establish as designated fund which would ensure adequate funding for protecting our water. Clean water is healthy water for all.

Ann Berntsen

Bellingham

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