Whatcom County water quality, monitoring subjects of March 9 talk

The public can learn about efforts to monitor water quality in Whatcom County during the Wednesday, March 9, meeting for the Ten Mile Creek Clean Water Project.

It will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. at BelleWood Acres Community Room, 6140 Guide Meridian, north of Bellingham.

Erika Douglas, senior planner for Whatcom County Public Works, also will talk about the state of water quality in Whatcom County.

The Ten Mile Creek Clean Water Project is led by volunteers who are working to reduce fecal coliform bacteria levels in the Ten Mile Creek drainage, which includes Ten Mile, Deer and Four Mile creeks. RE Sources’ North Sound Baykeeper program is coordinating the effort.

Project participants have been collecting fecal coliform data for the last three years from the watershed. People at the meeting will learn where water samples are collected and which areas often have elevated levels of fecal coliform.

Details: Lee First, with RE Sources for Sustainable Communities, at leef@re-sources.org or 360-733-8307. Or go online to re-sources.org/tenmile-creek.

Kie Relyea