BBWARM plans community meeting for Cottonwood Beach neighborhood

Published on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Whatcom County staff have planned a community meeting for August 21 to inform residents of the Cottonwood Beach neighborhood about stormwater issues and projects focused on the area.

County staff associated with the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) district will meet with residents of the Cottonwood Beach neighborhood from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, at fire station 62, 9001 Semiahmoo Parkway. County stormwater specialist Ingrid Enschede said this is one of the first BBWARM-sponsored community meetings to focus on a specific neighborhood rather than a particular stormwater project.

“This is our opportunity to get out there and focus our outreach efforts on this community,” Enschede said.

The meeting will focus on the overall watershed master plan for the area, water quality issues at the Cottonwood Neighborhood Creek and planned stormwater improvements for the area. Enschede said a main goal of the meeting is to get residents input on these issues and find out if there are any other stormwater problems in the area that BBWARM staff should look into.

For more information on the meeting, visit BBWARM's website or contact Enschede at 360/715-7450, extension 50787, or

iensched@co.whatcom.wa.us.