Lake Whatcom provides an abundant source of drinking water for over half the people in 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 our actions that can either help or harm the water quality in Lake Whatcom .
Protect water quality.
Clean water in our streams and lake is the first step towards safe drinking water for generations to come.
- Rise to the challenge.
By adopting new habits, we can continue to use the watershed and also protect water quality.
- Be part of the solution.
Water quality problems are created and solved the same way- one small step at a time.
Programs described under Community Outreach provide stewardship tools that each individual can use to help protect Lake Whatcom. These tools range from lake-friendly gardening practices to picking up pet waste and maintaining vehicles.
The buttons to the right provide links to recent community outreach information and activities. Additional information can be found in the "Stewardship Solutions" section of this website.