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Events

WWIN organizes a variety of events each year.  Every September we celebrate our local water resources and the importance of water in our community with Whatcom Water Week.  We host free public speaker series events with the Whatcom Marine Resources Committee and special symposiums to dive deeper into water and natural resource topics important to our community. We also provide trainings, typically at no cost, that support our community's ability to provide quality outreach and communication on water and natural resource-related issues.

All Events

Climate Adaptation - Flood Risk & Shoreline Impacts

Monday April 29, 5:30 - 6:30 pm via Zoom

  • How are the City of Bellingham, the Port of Bellingham, and Whatcom County planning for increasing flood risks and future impacts to our shorelines?

  • How are they working together?

  • How will it affect you?

 

Steve Sundin, Senior Planner with the City of Bellingham, Kurt Baumgarten, Environmental Planner with the Port of Bellingham, and Chris Elder, Senior Watershed Planner with Whatcom County Public Works will discuss these topics as well as how you can stay informed and involved. 

To register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vceurqjIoEtcwez-chVyY2ogZf8S-Qu77

Regional (WRIA1) Water Supply Plan Phase 2

Wednesday, March 22, 6:00pm-6:45pm  via Zoom

The WRIA 1 Planning Unit is hosting a presentation on the Regional (WRIA1) Water Supply Plan Phase 2 planning work.  The Phase 2 report was prepared by RH2 Engineering, Inc. for 11 subbasins within Water Resource Inventory Area (WRIA) 1.  The intended use is for water supply planning purposes, and includes water use estimates for existing (2020) and future (2070) conditions.  Guest Presenter: Andy Dunn, RH2 Engineering, Inc.

For Zoom access information, see the WWIN Speaker Series page.

Integrated Floodplain Planning in Whatcom County

Tuesday, February 28th, 5:30-7:30pm • via Zoom

Learn about Whatcom County’s Floodplain Integrated Planning process and how this will guide future work to reduce flood risk, recover salmon populations, and to improve the resiliency of floodplain agriculture and floodplain communities in Whatcom County. 

Experts working with Whatcom County on this integrated approach will explain:

  • The Floodplain Integrated Planning process

  • The dynamic nature of the Nooksack River and management challenges,

  • Some of the challenges in developing a computer model to replicate the November 2021 flood on the Nooksack River and the next steps for how this tool will be used in the future.

  • The current quality of salmon habitat in the lower Nooksack River.

For more information see the WWIN Speaker Series page.

To register on Zoom, click https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdOmurTwoHNTWrLWhncQLIIWpjw0S5wwz

Salmon Habitat Restoration: Voluntary Programs with Benefits for Landowners and the Environment

Wednesday, February 15th 12:00-1:00pm • via Zoom

Aneka Sweeney, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Whatcom Conservation District. Habitat and restoration programs provide a simple and accessible way for landowners to steward their land and restore natural habitats for salmon, wildlife biodiversity, and water quality. Join us to learn about the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), the Salmon Recovery Restoration Program (SRRP), Annual Native Plant Sale, the Neighborhood Native Landscaping Program, wildfire and forestry resources, fish passage barrier removal and other great opportunities! 

To register on Zoom, click: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcOGhrTwvGNOvDoR06MNX5h3EhnAyBeWm  

Two Showings:

  • October 22, 7:25pm

  • October 27, 5:25pm

River

Directed by Jennifer Peedom, River takes its audience on a journey through space and time, spanning six continents, and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography, including satellite filming, showing rivers on scale and from perspectives never seen before. Presented by NSEA and WWIN in partnership with the Pickford Film Center as part of the Pickford's Doctober- a month-long documentary film festival.  Tickets and Information

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