Tue, Dec 6, 2011 


Public hearing planned on amendments to Birch Bay low-impact development code

The Whatcom County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing this Thursday on Birch Bay development county code amendments that have drawn the ire of some opponents of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal.

Mon, Dec 5, 2011 


New Birch Bay Water Slide owners buy 231 acres in Birch Point area

The new owners of the Birch Bay Water Slides property have closed a multi-million-dollar deal on 231 undeveloped acres in Birch Bay.

Fri, Dec 2, 2011 


Petition submitted to up speed limit on stretch of Drayton Harbor Road

Roughly six dozen Blaine and Birch Bay residents have signed on to a petition requesting the speed limit on a section of Drayton Harbor Road from 25 mph to 35 be increased from 25 mph to 35.

Thu, Dec 1, 2011 


Birch Bay could benefit from county’s $400,000 for local tourism promotions

The Mt. Baker Foothills Chamber of Commerce is asking the Whatcom County Council to approve a $400,000 contract that could result in increased tourism promotions for Birch Bay and the foothills area.

Wed, Nov 30, 2011 


BBWARM will not be source of funding for Birch Bay public restrooms

The advisory committee of the Birch Bay Watershed and Aquatic Resource Management (BBWARM) district has announced it will not be providing funding for public restrooms in the Birch Bay area.

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