Tour farm buffer projects in Ten Mile Creek watershed on July 12


People can learn how buffers of native vegetation can help protect water quality during a Saturday, July 12, farm tour in the Ten Mile Creek watershed.

The free event is 9 a.m. to noon. Registration isn't required.

To attend, participants need to arrive at the Laurel Farm & Western Supply Store, 325 W. Laurel Road, by 9 a.m. the day of the tour and prepare to carpool.

The tour is offered by the Ten Mile Creek Clean Water Project Committee, RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, and the Whatcom Conservation District.

It is part of efforts to reduce fecal coliform levels in the Ten Mile Creek drainage, which includes Ten Mile, Deer and Four Mile creeks.

Participations will visit different farm buffer sites, ranging from large commercial farms to those on small hobby farms.

Details: Lee First, with RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, at or 360-733-8307. Or go online to

Reach KIE RELYEA at or call 715-2234.

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