Birch Bay project would repair storm damage and remake a beach

Whatcom County officials hope to build a long-planned project to restore the beach at Birch Bay and prevent the kind of catastrophic damage that occurred in the December 2018 windstorm, when crashing waves destroyed part of Birch Bay Drive.
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Whatcom County officials hope to build a long-planned project to restore the beach at Birch Bay and prevent the kind of catastrophic damage that occurred in the December 2018 windstorm, when crashing waves destroyed part of Birch Bay Drive.

Robert Mittendorf covers civic issues, weather, traffic and how people are coping with the high cost of housing for The Bellingham Herald. A journalist since 1984, he’s also a volunteer firefighter for South Whatcom Fire Authority.