Groundbreaking ceremony held for Birch Bay berm project


Whatcom County executive Jack Louws pours sand on the beach at Birch Bay during the groundbreaking ceremony for the long-awaited Birch Bay berm project on September 6. The project went out to bid last week and construction could start as early as November. From l., Jon Hutchings, Whatcom County public works director; Roland Middleton, Whatcom County public works special projects manager; Mike Peetoom, Birch Bay Chamber of Commerce president; Jack Louws, Whatcom County executive; Kathy Berg, project advocate; and Tim Thiessen, Birch Bay Bible Community Church pastor.

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