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  1. Chip Seal Road Work Starts June 24 on Whatcom County Roads

    Whatcom County Public Works has scheduled the following roads for chip sealing from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. starting Tuesday, June 22, and continuing through Thursday, June 24: Read on...
  2. Marine Drive Utility Work Continues, Road Construction will Likely Start in Early August

    Ongoing utility relocation work and periodic single-lane road closures will continue through June and July. Road construction is currently out to bid. Construction is likely to begin in early August.
  3. Neighbors Team Up with Whatcom County, State Agencies, to Clean Styrofoam Waste from Lake Samish

    Lake Samish residents spent a rainy week out on the water gathering litter – but not the traditional plastic bottles or aluminum cans. They were picking up Styrofoam. This kind of plastic is not only an eyesore but also an environmental problem. Read on...
  4. Keep Safe. Watch Your Wake.

    Be safe when you're out on the lakes. Boating speed rules and no wake zones on Lake Whatcom and Lake Samish keep swimmers and boaters safe and protect the shoreline from erosion. Read on...
  5. Save the Dates: Whatcom Chief Dry Dock Outage Sept. 11-Oct. 4

    The Whatcom Chief’s 2021 dry dock outage will be Sept. 11-Oct. 4. Additional details about the 2021 dry dock, including any applicable COVID-19 protocols, will be published closer to the out-of-service dates. Read on...
  6. Birch Bay Berm Access Restricted on Wednesday, 6/2, for Plant Watering

    Sections of the Birch Bay berm pedestrian path will temporarily close from 8am - 6pm on Wednesday, June 2, while the contractor waters plants. This will also cause minor traffic impacts on Birch Bay Drive. Please avoid the area when workers are present.
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