Lake Whatcom provides an abundant source of drinking water for over half the people in the Whatcom County. This precious resource depends on the care and commitment of each of us who live in the Lake Whatcom watershed, use the lake for recreation, and drink the water it provides. It’s the cumulative effect of all of our efforts that will help protect the lake.
In this section, you can learn about stewardship tools you can use to help protect the lake. These tools are organized by some of our community’s typical activities or interests in the watershed.
If you're interested in more in-depth training on stewardship topics, WSU Extension - Whatcom County offers the WSU Watershed Master/Beach Watchers program. In return for 100 hours of science-based instruction and training about water and stewardship issues, volunteers donate 100 hours of their time to the community.